Just wanted to note the passing of Linda Weller's half brother Horace Sparks Blount, who died Sunday, November 22, 2009, which was incidentally the last Sunday of November, 30 years after Linda herself died, on the last Sunday of November, 1979.
He will join Linda and their mother, the former Lennie Mae Butler of Upson County, at Smyrna Campground cemetery in Rockdale County.
Here is the comment from his online obit at Darby Huey Funeral Home site:
[Now gone is a] brilliant man with an encyclopedic knowledge of U. S. history. Horace Sparks Blount possessed a beautiful storytelling voice, full and mellow with the sounds of his middle Georgia upbringing, possibly the last of its kind. He had a great love and again, great knowledge, of the outdoors, specifically the southern crescent of what would now be termed the Atlanta Metro area.
It is a great loss for all of us that this generation is passing away; the very land that produced them is paved under concrete, I'm afraid.
Please see "Old National" photos at your left for a pic of one of Uncle Horace's visits to his family on the southside.