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Lucille Bland

Passed Away: July 18, 2012

Mrs. Lucille Hoggard Bland, age 81 died at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center in Greenville, NC on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Mrs. Bland was a native of Bertie County and the daughter of the late Atha Jane Harrison Hoggard and William Roy Hoggard. She was married to the late Joseph Delbert Bland, Sr. and to this marriage was born five children. Mrs. Bland was devoted to her family working in the home as a homemaker and raising children. She enjoyed working outside and flower gardening.

Also preceding her in death is a son, William Thad Bland, one sister Joyce Byrum and two brothers, James and Walter Hoggard.

Survivors include, one daughter, Cathy Bland Williford and her husband Clint, III of Aulander, three sons, Jr. Bland and Kenneth Bland and his wife Jane all of Aulander, NC and Richard Bland and his wife Debbie of Murfreesboro, NC, four sisters, Irene Bryant of Ahoskie, NC, Betty Ruth Cloe of Woodland, NC, Gayle Harris and her husband Richard of Colerain, NC and Patsy Conner and husband Eddie of Windsor, NC, one brother, Steve Hoggard of Winton, NC. Grandchildren surviving are Ronnie Bland and his wife Robin of Aulander, NC, Brian Bland and his wife Lisa of Ahoskie, Wanda Case and her husband Mike of Farmville, NC, Keith Bland and his wife Jenny of Ahoskie, NC, B.J. Bland of Murfreesboro, NC, David Bland of Walstonburg, NC, Clint Williford, IV and his wife Abby of Aulander, NC. Great grandchildren surviving are Christian Bland, Harley Danielle Bland, Brian Corey Bland, Courtney Case and fiancé Ethan Nichols, Michael Case, Brandon Corey Bland, Caleb Bland and Gracie Williford.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11 A.M. at the Chapel of Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie, NC with the Rev. Bob Skeens officiating. The interment will follow at the Hall-Rogerson Cemetery in Aulander, NC.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7:00-8:30 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27835.

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