Dateline: December 4, 2003


Funeral services for Gerald Weldon Blount, age 83, were held at 2:00 p.m.  on Saturday, November 29, 2003, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of the Fellowship Christian Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Blount died Monday, November 24, 2003, in Childress.  He was born February 22, 1920, in Golf, Texas, and was a resident of Memphis before moving to Hedley 23 years ago.  He married Margaret Edna Morris on September 13, 1946, in Fort Worth.  He was a US Army Veteran of World War II and a charter member of Clarendon VFW Post 7782.  He worked in a civil service job prior to his retirement.  He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Dorothy C. Blount in 1957 and Sheri Green in 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Blount of Hedley; three sons, Felix Hilburn and wife Betty of Oklahoma City, Allen Blount and wife Kathy of Oklahoma City, and Jonathan Blount and wife Edna of Amarillo; a son-in-law, Mike Green of Atchinson, Kansas; and four grandchildren.

Casket bearers were members of the Clarendon VFW Post 7782.


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