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Betty Jean Blount

Betty Jean Blount, 82, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Cool Springs Cemetery, with Dr. Ken Cloud officiating.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.

Betty Jean was born March 22, 1939, in Bainbridge, Ga., the daughter of Albert and Catherine Thorpe Blount. She suffered from encephalitis and was disabled as an infant. Her family expresses great appreciation to the doctors and staff of Gracewood State School and Hospital, Augusta, Ga., and also the wonderful staff of Georgia Pines Community Service Board, Thomasville, Ga., for the past 74 years of their excellent care of Betty.

Survivors include her siblings, Bill Blount (Vicki) of Chattahoochee Hills, Ga., Edward Blount (Sue) of Faceville, Ga., Wynnette B. Cheek (Bill) of Decatur, Ga., and Martha B. Whitaker of Columbus, Ga. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary B. Edwards, Bob Blount, Elsie B. Bullock, and Winnona B. Rosser.

Ivey Funeral Home, 502 S. Scott Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819 is in charge of arrangements. (229) 246-3232, www.iveyfuneral.com.