Services for Dencil A. Blount were held Monday, July 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Pete Gawda and Andy May officiating. Burial followed in Mars Hill Cemetery in Winston County.

Mr. Blount, 86, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home.

He was born and reared in Winston County and made his home in Belle Chasse, LA before moving to Carthage in 2005. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. Mr. Blount was a deacon in the First Baptist Church in Belle Chasse for over 35 years.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Imogene Nowell Blount; children, Steve A. Blount of Houston, Texas, Daniel A. Blount of Brandon, Debra B. Hays of LaPlace, La.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Blount and Ola Hurst Blount; brothers, Dwight and Carl Blount.