Marshall V. Yount, died, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. He was born Jan. 21, 1917 in Hickory. He was the son of Marshall H. Yount, a native of Catawba County and Maude Vivian Hutchisson of Mobile, Ala. Marshall attended the Hickory public schools, Davidson College and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, graduating there with a B.S. degree in Commerce and continuing with UNC School of Law where he received his LLB degree in 1940. He entered the practice of law with his father, Attorney Marshall H. Yount, Yount & Yount; however, practice was interrupted when he began a four year term with the U.S. Army, returned and practiced law with his father until his father's death in 1948. In the army he was positioned with the Security Intelligence Corp., Fourth Service Command as Special Agent commissioned Second Lieutenant, stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco as staff member of the Japanese American Branch office of the Provost Marshal General, promoted and transferred to complete his service with the Provost Marshal General office in Washington, D.C., until he was discharged from the service in 1946. He then returned to Hickory and resumed the law as a sole practitioner until a young lawyer, Oliver Noble, came to Hickory and joined him. That association ended when Attorney Noble was appointed as a District Court Judge and began a long and distinguished career ending as Senior Resident Superior Court Judge before retiring from the bench and returning to private law practice. In 1981 Marshall began practice with Attorney Rufus Walker, son-in-law of his longtime friend and fellow attorney, George D. Hovey. The partnership Yount & Walker, Hanvey & Ferrell, "Of Counsel" along with his long-time assistant, Linda Sigmon, where he continued his legal career until his death. Early in his career, Marshall served several terms as Judge of the Hickory Municipal Court and two terms as judge of the Catawba County Court, but never thereafter sought public office. He was active in and a supporter of community organizations, charitable and otherwise. He headed the Community Chest; a member of the Catawba County ABC Board, member and a director of Hickory Kiwanis Club; member of the American Legion and Loyal Order of the Moose. In his profession, he served as President of the Catawba County Bar Association and of the Twenty-Fifth District Bar, a member of the American Bar Association and American Judicature Society. He was honored in 2004 by being inducted into the General Practice Hall of Fame of the North Carolina Bar Association. Marshall is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jerrie, who was a young secretary to the General in charge at Provost Marshal General office in Washington, D.C., where he met her during the last year of his service. He is also survived by sons, Douglas and Stanley, both of Hickory, son, Jeffrey and his wife, Cathy, of Clemmons, N.C., and son, marshall of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Jeremy and wife, Emily, Brian, April, Naomi, Dannon, Jay, Lindy and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Graham and Lana. He was predeceased by his son, Alfred and his sister, Helen Saipher. Marshall loved his wife, his family, children, grandchildren, and his profession. He was well regarded by his fellow attorneys and will be remembered as among the oldest practicing attorneys in North Carolina at the time of his death. A memorial service will be held at Corinth Reformed Church, at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Prior to the memorial service Saturday at Corinth Reformed Church the interment will be held at 11 a.m. at the church Memorial Garden. Rev. Bill Howell will officiate. In accordance with his wishes, friends may, if they desire, in lieu of flowers, make a contribution to the Cooperative Christian Ministry, 31 First Avenue, S.E., Hickory, N.C., 28602, Palliative Care & Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, N.C., 28645, or a charity of their choice .
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