Obituary: Sheila Gail Blanton

September 23, 1965 – October 22, 2022

Sheila Gail Blanton, 57, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Born September 23, 1965, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Jerry Simmons and Patsy Gail (Hayes) Beasley.  She married Scot D. Blanton on June 11, 1999.

Sheila had worked at Walmart and graduated from Purvis High School in Mississippi.

Survivors include her husband, Scot Blanton of Bedford; sons, Justin Phillips of Arcata, California, Jason Phillips of Paoli, and Trey Blanton of Bedford; mother, Patsy Gail Beasley of Sumrall, Mississippi; and brother, Larry Wayne (Anita) Simmons of Sumrall, Mississippi.

 Her father preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Aaron Wardlaw officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts can be made in Sheila’s memory to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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