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Phillip Rogers Blount

Nov. 19, 1933 – Jan. 8, 2014

MONTEREY — Services for Phillip Rogers Blount, 80, of Monterey, who died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, will be at 2 p.m. today at Monterey Church of Christ with the Rev. Clyde Grammon, the Rev. Billy Wallace and the Rev. Russell Crum officiating.

Burial will follow in Ford Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the church.

Mr. Blount was born Nov. 19, 1933, the son of Harry F. and Mattie Blount.

He was a lifelong resident of Monterey and a member of Monterey Church of Christ.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who cherished every moment he spent with his family. In fact, his true passion in life was his beloved family.

When there were times Mr. Blount wasn’t with his family, he could be found tending his cattle, which he also loved. He farmed cattle for the majority of his life, and considered himself a blessed man to do so, as this was also his hobby.

Mr. Blount was a true pillar of strength, having overcome many medical obstacles in his lifetime, and lived his faith daily, as he could often be heard saying “It’ll be alright. No matter what, it’ll be alright.”

He leaves behind a legacy of perseverance, strength, faith and love.

Mr. Blount was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clyde Blount, Louis Blount and Willard Blount; two sisters, Marguerite Wade and Lucy Farmer.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nell Wiley Blount; two daughters, Amy Brown and husband, Thomas, and Gay Cross and husband, Vance, all of Monterey; one granddaughter, Laren Cross Hammond and husband, Carr, of Natchez; one sister, Inis Lanehart, of Monterey; one brother, H.F. Blount and wife, Ellie Vivian, of Monterey; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Bird, of Sicily Island and Amy Henslee and husband, Tommy, of Monterey; and a number of nieces, nephews, extended family members, close friends and church family.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Monterey Church of Christ Youth Fund or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.