Little, Mary Hinkley Blount

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Mary Frances Hinkley Blount Little, age 91, of 800 W. Main Street, Apartment 202, Ridgeview, Clifton Forge, formerly of Christiansburg, Va., died on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at LewisGale Hospital – Alleghany, Low Moor.

Mary was born on February 12, 1930, in Montgomery County, Va. to the late William Henry and Mary Fannie McGuire Hinkley. She was a homemaker throughout her life and a longtime member of Grace Brethren Church in Riner. She also enjoyed her church family at Central Advent Christian Church and Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church. She loved gardening, sewing, sharing her faith, and spending time with her family. She was a constant supporter of Boys Town, USA and Feed the Children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Lewis Blount and her second husband, Clayton Little.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Jane Anderson of Dublin, Charles Harry “Charlie” Blount and wife, Nikki, of Killeen, Texas, John William “Billy” Blount and wife, Reva, of Willis, and Mary Melissa Cantrell and husband, Jeff, of Clifton Forge; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends in Christiansburg.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home with the Reverend Paul Brokaw and Mr. Chris Fisher officiating. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends attending the service.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions in Mary’s name to Boys Town, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010, or online at

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Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.