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Mr. John Walter Yount age 76 of 12 Point Rd. Blairsville formerly of Decatur, GA. passed away on Sunday June 15, 2014 in the union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Yount was born on May 16, 1938 in Stillwater, OK., the son of the late Paul Yount and the late Katherine Howard Yount. John grew up in Starkville, MS. John was a veteran of the US Army. He retired from the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a Realty Specialist after many years of service. John was an avid outdoorsman and a wildlife enthusiast. John was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. John was of the Presbyterian faith.
Surviving Mr. Yount are his loving wife of fifty three years, Lynda Bryan Yount of Blairsville, three daughters and two sons in law, Carol Adams of Blairsville, Beth and Steve Owens of Lilburn, GA., Ginger and Gordon Hamrick, IV of Lawrenceville, GA., five grandchildren, Zachary and Caitlyn Adams, Emma, Helen and Brendan Hamrick, Uncle Dean Howard of Salisbury, SC., cousin, Daryl Howard of Sapulpa, OK., many other relatives also survive.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday June 19, 2014 at 2:oo pm from the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. George Cline officiating. The North GA. Honor Guard will conduct Military Honors. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Steve Owens, Gordon Hamrick, Zachary Adams, Allen Johnson and Tom Butts. Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Menâ€™s Ministry of Antioch Baptist Church in Johnâ€™s memory. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 12- 1:30 pm.
Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com