Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 29-year-old mother of three who died in what authorities say was a freak accident Saturday night.
According to her fiance, Beth Blount had just returned from an Easter egg hunt at church with her children when the incident happened.
“It was about 10 o’clock and she had just carried her youngest son in the house,” Michael Marr said.
“She went back to the car to get her keys and after that, no one’s really sure what exactly happened. The car went into gear, began to roll, she fell and it ran over her.”
Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden said Blount, 29, died Saturday night in the emergency room at Northside Hospital-Forsyth
“It was really just a freak accident,” Bearden said.
Blount is survived by her three children, ages 12, 7 and 3.
Marr said the children are being cared for by family members.
“Right now, we’re just trying to help them understand and be there for them,” Marr said.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 this afternoon at Gainesville First Baptist Church, with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Originally from Cherokee County, Blount had lived in Dawsonville for about eight years.
She attended Gainesville State College and was a licensed real estate agent.
Marr described her as “next to perfect.”
“She was a beautiful woman, a great mother, gentle, understanding and so giving,” he said. “Whether it was taking people food or giving diapers to someone in need, she was always trying to help people.”
Blount’s death Saturday night was not the first time her family has experienced tragedy in recent years.
In 2008, Blount’s husband, the father of her two youngest children, died unexpectedly.
Marr said he and Blount had been together for about two and a half years. The couple planned to marry, but no official date had been set.
“She was so loved and will be missed very much,” Marr said.