Ivos Blanton Hall

June 2, 2019

CHARLOTTE - Ivos Blanton Hall, 86, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2019, with her family at her side.  Born in Gaffney, SC, she moved to Charlotte in 1954 and began a career with General Motors Training Center as an Executive Assistant.  She retired from GM after 35 years, during which time she was offered several positions in management, a rarity for women at the time.  Ivos declined these opportunities because each required relocation.  She was devoted to raising her only child, Joe, and did not want to uproot him or move further away from her family.

Ivos also worked for Dillards (SouthPark) and frequently won sales awards.  She retired when she was 78-years old.  Outgoing, well-liked and attractive, Ivos was a strong lady who stood up for what she thought was right.  She was the oldest of six children and born during the depression.  Her father passed away from leukemia in the early 50’s, leaving her mother with children as young as four-years old.  As the oldest, Ivos took on extra responsibilities and did all she could to support her family, both emotionally and financially.

Ivos married in the late 50’s, divorcing shortly after her only child was born.  It was during a time when divorce was not deemed socially acceptable.  Women stayed with their husbands, regardless of their circumstances.  She raised her son on her own, absent his father who lived in another state and never saw him.

Ivos was named after a beloved school teacher of her mother’s.  We never knew of anyone else with this distinctive name.

Before spending the last two weeks of her life at Levine-Dickson Hospice at Aldersgate, Ivos resided at Carmel Hills Continuing Care.  She received excellent care at both of these facilities.  The family wishes to thank the caregivers at both facilities for their attentive care and love. Ivos was predeceased by her parents, Verna and Arthur Blanton and three brothers, Max, Dean and Rodger.  She is survived by her son, Joseph Hall and his husband, Lonnie Roberts, both of Charlotte.  She is also survived by her sisters Carol Blanton Snyder (Henry) of Mint Hill, NC and Madeline Blanton Kennedy of Spartanburg, SC, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Ivos desire was to be cremated and her request will be honored.  A service celebrating her life will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

 

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  • Susanna Maske

    Thank you so very much for allowing us to get to know and care for your mother. We truly enjoyed her. God bless each of you as you deal with your loss while remembering her love for each of you.

  • Lesa Robertson

    What an amazing tribute to an amazing woman. I truly thought the world of Ivos and will miss her dearly. I know that her spirit is free and she is now in a happy, peaceful place.

  • Madeline Kennedy

    Thanks be to God that she did much to improve the life of so many others.