Melba Julian Blount

A memorial service for Melba Julian Blount, age 84, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Moore officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Melba passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. She was born on August 2, 1934 in Sulphur Bluff, the daughter of John Willis and Myrtle (Chester) Julian. She married Jerry K. Blount on April 21, 1953 in Sulphur Springs. He preceded her in death in 2014. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Blount is survived by children Danny Blount and wife Cheryl of Sulphur Springs, Benny Blount of Vernon, TX, and grandchildren Kaley Blount Lyday and Brittan Blount, great grandson Townes Lyday, brother Hoyle Julian and wife Ann, Gay Hopkins, and Nadine Drake, and numerous nephews and nieces. She was also preceded in death by brothers Leroy, Ray, Dale, and Jay W. Julian, and sisters Maxine Heimgartner, Anita Hamrick, and Gale Foster. She loved and enjoyed her family more than anything. She enjoyed reading, water aerobics and her daily walk, as well as her involvement with the Sulphur Springs Country Club LGA and various bridge clubs. The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Daren Arnecke, Legacy Hospice, and Carriage House Manor. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com