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Blanche Jones Spence, 91, died Monday, September 17, 2018.

A native of Warren County, she was the daughter of the late Emmett Jones and Lula Conner Jones. Blanche was a Charter Member of Gaston Church of Christ, was devoted to her family, and enjoyed shopping, clothes, yard sales and her cat Shasha. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Spence Newton, brothers, Elmo and Tom Whitby, and a sister, Norine W. Ellis.

Mrs. Spence is survived by a son; Robert L. Spence Jr. and his wife Patsy, grandchildren; Robert L. Spence III and his wife Sanday, and Kelley Spence of Apex, Great Grandchildren; Ashley L., Robert L. IV (Robbie), and Benjamin Tyler Spence, son-in-law; William “Earl” Newton of Skippers, Va., her siblings; Janet Lofland of Richmond, William “Spurgeon” Whitby of Gaston, Mary Lee and Joe Killebrew of Smithfield, Helen W. Clary of Gasburg, Va., and Margie and Emory Whitby of Gasburg, Va.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Cedarwood Cemetery with Steve Merritt, Minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at Wrenn Clarke and Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service starting at 10:00 A.M.

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Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870





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