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Thursday March 12th, 2020
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Thursday March 12th, 2020
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Ralphine Nicholson Blanton

Obituary of Ralphine Gretchen Nicholson Blanton April 23, 1932 – March 8, 2020 Ralphine Nicholson Blanton, 87, of Sylva, NC, passed away on Sunday, March 8 after a brief illness. Services will be Thursday, March 12 at Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva. Visitation will be from noon-2:00 pm, with the service at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Addie Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Dean, retired pastor and dear family friend will officiate. The eulogy will be delivered by Ralphine’s great-niece, Camille Harwood Stephens of Raleigh, NC. Ralphine was born in Webster, NC on April 23, 1932. The second child of the late Thomas Wiley Nicholson, Sr and Velma Henderson Nicholson, she was born possessing the perfect blend of outgoing adventurer and soft-spoken gentle spirit. Her faith in God and family leaves a lasting legacy in those she leaves behind. She is preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Nicholson McConnell. A native of Jackson County, she was a graduate of Webster High School and Pfeiffer University. Ralphine worked at Mead Corp for more than a decade, then at the Jackson County Office of the Register of Deeds nearly twenty years. Ralphine is survived by her husband and best friend, Max Blanton. For 58 years they enjoyed traveling, laughing and gardening together. She is also survived by her brother Tommy Nicholson, his wife Tommie Jean Nicholson of Webster, NC and by her many beloved nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Ralphine’s nephews: Gary Nicholson of Charlotte, Jerry McConnell of Gainesville, GA, Jerry Brooks of Gallatin, TN, Stephen Blanton of Marion, NC, Chad Brooks of Denton, TX, Robert Brooks of Gallatin, TN, Gregory Harwood of Northglenn, CO. Also serving as pall bearer is Randy Fox of Cullowhee, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.

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My Condolences to Max and family. The most kindest lady I have ever known. She always treated me as if I were her very own. She will be missed greatly! Jimmy Ashe and family

Jimmy Ashe Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

Max I am so sorry to hear of Ralphine's Passing. My thoughts and Prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Sherrill Crawford Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

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Sherrill Crawford Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss Max and to all of your family. I am sorry that I just now saw the notice and wasn't able to attend service. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless you all. She was always such a lovely, sweet lady.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ralphine Blanton

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