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Sheila Gail BlantonPassing: October 22, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 25th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, October 25th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, October 25th @ 2:00pm

BEDFORD – Sheila Gail Blanton, 57, 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.

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: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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6 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: David Mullis | Bedford
    Date: November 1, 2022
    So sorry for your loss, she was a very sweet lady.Will be praying for the family.
  2. Guest: Lisa Shelton | Bedford
    Date: October 28, 2022
    I am so sorry. She was a great person and will be missed.
  3. Guest: Sandy Lovell | Bedford
    Date: October 25, 2022
    Shiela was a great neighbor. I thought alot of her and enjoyed sharing our neighborly conversations. Prayers to her family.
  4. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: October 24, 2022
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.
  5. Guest: Teresa Southern Hollowell | Collins, MS
    Date: October 24, 2022
    I am a classmate of Sheila’s from Purvis High School Class of 1983. I am praying for Sheila’s family during this difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort that passes all understanding! I am so thankful she isn’t suffering any longer.
  6. Guest: Rose Houston | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: October 24, 2022
    I will always remember the good times we had at holidays and outings we had with Sheila and the rest of our family members. She was a great daughter-in-law and devoted to her family! Will miss her, but know she's with God and out of the misery that cancer brought upon her. Love you, Sheila, and will see you in heaven someday.