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Obituaries published in the Wednesday, May 1, 2002, edition of The Messenger.

Nancy Harvey Elam

Memorial services for Nancy Harvey Elam, 67, of Clemson, S.C. who died Monday, April 29, 2002, at Anderson Area Medical Center will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Mrs. Elam was a native of Decatur and the daughter of the late George M. and Violet Winton Harvey of Troy. She was a homemaker, a graduate of the University of Alabama, a member of the Fort Hill Garden Club and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a husband, William H. "Jack" Elam of Clemson, S.C.; son and his wife, William H. and Amber Elam, Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter, Nancy Harvey "Tootsie" Elam of Clemson, S.C. and two grandchildren, Kate and Sarah Elam.

The family requests memorials be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Building Fund, 193 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson, S.C. 29631 or to The Episcopal Church Home for Children, 234 Kings Mountain Street, York, S.C. 29745-1131.

Howard Blanton

Services for Howard Blanton, 86, of Andalusia who died Tuesday in the Andalusia Hospital were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Keahey Funeral Home with the Revs. Joel Faircloth and Ray Foreman officiating.

Special music was provided by Don Lingle and the Glory Singers of the First Baptist Church of Andalusia and accompanist Martha Givhan.

Mr. Blanton resided in Brundidge and owned and operated the Gulf Service Station on the old Highway 231 from 1952 to 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Andress Blanton of Andalusia; two sons and their wives, Jimmy and Patricia Blanton of Andalusia and Bill and Freida Blanton of Mobile; two daughters and their husbands, Alice and Wayne Kessinger of Charleston, S.C. and Patricia and Steve Helms of Edgemoore, S.C.; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jim Driskell, Will Blanton, Steven Kessinger, Michael Blanton, Billy Osborn, Steven Previtt, James Justice and Joey Kessinger.