MANNING - On Sunday, May 15, 2022, Larry "LB" Blanding, husband of Claudia Lesesne Blanding, departed this life at his residence.

Born on Saturday, Oct. 29, 1949, in Manning, he was a son of the late Lee and Ella Jane Sweat Blanding.

Graveside services celebrating his life will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Blanding family plot located in Faith Center Cemetery, 1133 Boyd Road, Pinewood, where the Rev. Robert Galloway will preside. The Rev. Dr. Major Lloyd, pastor of The Faith Center, will bring words of comfort.

Public viewing will take place during the hours of 4 to 6 p.m. today at Fleming & DeLaine Chapel, 222 W. Boyce St., Manning.

In accordance with the requirements given by the CDC in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family is not receiving relatives and friends at the residence.

Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is assisting the Blanding family. Online condolences may be sent to or