Saying Goodbye

It was a time to say goodbye Monday morning to one of North Carolina's longtime Democratic activists, Marvin Blount Junior. Family, friends and former co-workers, including Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, gathered Monday for the memorial service. Hundreds filled Jarvis Memorial Church in downtown Greenville to remember how much Blount accomplished in his 67 years of life. Blount died Friday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a trial lawyer, who briefly ran for the senate in 1985, but bowed out of the race. He also spent several years as a superior court judge before opening his private practice. Blount is survived by his wife Jan, his children and stepchildren, and eight grandchildren.