Final Resting Place:
Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum
600 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Birmingham, Alabama, 35211
Grave Location:Block 25
Grave Location Description
Driving towards the middle of this 400+ acre cemetery, look for Block 25 and circle around the section and park when you see the “Christu” monument about 40′ off the road. Herman Sonny Blount’s simple flat marker is just 2 rows in front of Christu.
Grave Location GPS33.486446, -86.849373
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