Obituary – Joseph W. Blount, Esq.

Roanoke Beacon
15 Jul 1898
pg. 3

Died – at his home near Mackey’s Ferry on Friday night last, Joseph W. Blount, Esq., aged 67 years. The deceased had been in ill health for several years, suffering from a complication of diseases, and his death was no surprise to his relatives and friends, though the death of such a prominent man naturally casts a gloom over the entire county.

He leaves one son, Mr. Wheeler Blount, who resided with him at his old home, and one daughter, Mrs. W S Davenport, of Mackey’s Ferry, and three brothers, one being Mayor Levi Blount, of this town; Mr. Edward Blount, who resided near him, and Mr. Alfred Blount, of Roper.

The deceased was a consistent member of the M.P. Church, an affectionate and devoted father, a loving brother and a kind and sympathetic friend.

The remains were laid to rest in the family grave yard at the old home on Saturday afternoon beside the dear ones who have long since preceded him to the world beyond where they waited to bid his spirit welcome.

The BEACON extends to the bereaved family and friends our heartfelt sympathies. Peace to his ashes.


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