Earl Ray Bland

Earl Ray Bland, 77, of Bivins, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in a local hospital. Mr. Bland was born Dec. 11, 1940. He was a lumber strapper for Anthony’s Saw Mill and a member of St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Bivins.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cellustein and Phillip Love and Altina and Darryl Jeffries; one sister, Alice Faye Nickleberry; five grandchildren, Marshay Love, Francesca (Matt) Watkins, Sarle Jeffries, Jaylen Love and Tinadj Jeffries; three great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Bivins, with the Rev. Arlistel Maxie officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The body may be viewed noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, September 13 at the funeral home.

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One Response to Earl Ray Bland

  1. Theresa Bland Johnson says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of cousin Ray. I pray you all will be comforted during this time.

    (Daughter of Roosevelt and Ruth Bland)

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