Owen Lee Blanton, Jr., 81, of Rome, Ga., a former Shelbyville resident, died Sunday in a Rome health care facility.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at West Rome United Methodist Church with the Rev. Les Connell, the Rev. Horace Stewart and the Rev. Gary McWhorter officiating. Burial will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home of Rome and beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.