Lucille Hoggard Bland

Published 10:25 am Friday, July 20, 2012

Mrs. Lucille Hoggard Bland, age 81, died at the Vidant Inpatient Hospice Center in Greenville 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, and Richard Bland and his wife, Debbie, of Murfreesboro; four sisters, Irene Bryant of Ahoskie, Betty Ruth Cloe of Woodland, Gayle Harris and her husband, Richard, of Colerain, and Patsy Conner and husband, Eddie, of Windsor; and one brother, Steve Hoggard of Winton. Grandchildren surviving are Ronnie Bland and his wife, Robin, of Aulander, Brian Bland and his wife, Lisa, of Ahoskie, Wanda Case and her husband, Mike, of Farmville, Keith Bland and his wife, Jenny, of Ahoskie, B.J. Bland of Murfreesboro, David Bland of Walstonburg, and Clint Williford IV and his wife, Abby, of Aulander. 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 with the Rev. Greg Hurdle and the Rev. Marie Jones officiating.  The interment will follow at the Hall-Rogerson Cemetery in Aulander.

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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