Originally created 12/03/99

Mrs. Mary Bland



Mrs. Mary Lee Summers Bland, 53, of Third Avenue, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Thankful Baptist Church with the Rev. Martrise Mims officiating. Burial will be in Granger Baptist Church Cemetery, Elleree, S.C.

Mrs. Bland, a native of Elleree, was a homemaker and a member of Thankful Baptist Church.

The family said, "She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother; we will miss her very much."

Survivors include her husband, David Bland; three sons, Alfonzo Bland, Jacksonville, Fla., and Percy E. Bland and Thomas E. Bland, Augusta; two daughters, Joyce E. Bland, Bowman, S.C., and Marlene Bland, Augusta; a stepson, Charles L. Bland, Augusta; three stepdaughters, Fannie B. Strickland and Cathy B. Ashley, both of Augusta, and Mary B. Weeks, Rialto, Calif.; two brothers, Clarence Summers and James Summers, both of Elleree; and a grandchild.

Friends may call at Williams Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle Dec. 3, 1999