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John Wilburn Bland
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Birth: 1915
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2004
Columbia
Maury County
Tennessee, USA

Mr. John Wilburn Bland, 88, retired employee of Union Carbide and resident of Greenwood Acres Drive in Columbia, Tennessee, died Thursday at Maury Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Elmer Crosby officiating. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4 – 8p.m. at the funeral home. Notes of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.oakesandnichols.com.

The Limestone County, Alabama native was the son of the late Grover Bland and Sara Ann Hall Bland. He was a member of Mooresville Pike Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-nine years, Irene Davis Bland of Columbia; two sons, Bill (Linda) Bland of Dyersburg, Bruce Wayne (Sherri) Bland of Gallatin; one brother, Vernon Bland of Hazel Green, Alabama; daughter-in-law, Linda Bailey Bland of Spring Hill; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rev. J.W. “Jim” Bland, two sisters, Odell Mullins, Velma James and four brothers, Lindsey Bland, Buford Bland, Bob Bland and Roy Bland.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Grover Bland (1885 - 1941)
  Sarah Ann Hall Bland (1882 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Irene Davis Bland (1914 - 2011)
 
 Children:
  Billy Gene Bland (1936 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Linzie Alvin Bland (1911 - 2001)*
  Bessie Mae Bland Mullins (1913 - 1993)*
  John Wilburn Bland (1915 - 2004)
  Velma Bland James (1920 - 2006)*
  Elmer Levoid Bland (1920 - 2000)*
  William Vernon Bland (1924 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Polk Memorial Gardens
Columbia
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Terry
Originally Created by: Rick L. Gray
Record added: Sep 14, 2004
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John Wilburn Bland
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John Wilburn Bland
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May you rest in peace!
- D & J Cloninger
 Added: May. 11, 2010

- Rick L. Gray
 Added: Sep. 14, 2004
 
 
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