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Mary Garves Bland

Posted By Hall-Wynne On July 6, 2006 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

In Memorial


Mary Garves Bland, age 100, died Thursday morning, July 6, in Croasdaile Village.
Born in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Peterson and Alverta Garves Bland. She moved to Durham at an early age and was a member of the first graduating class of Durham High School in 1924. Miss Bland was a graduate of the North Carolina College for Women, now UNC-Greensboro. Prior to retiring, she was a legal secretary with the Law Firm of the late Victor S. Bryant for 47 years. Miss Bland was a long time member of First Baptist Church, where she was in the Faithful Sunday School Class and volunteered in the church library.

Surviving are several cousins.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, July 10, in Maplewood Cemetery, Section 2. The Rev. Andy Winn will preside.

Condolences for the family of “Mary Garves Bland”

Condolence from Billie Miller on July 10th, 2006 12:00 am

So many memories of you,Margie and Miss Bert will be with me always.I am so sad that I did not know about your dying until 30 minutes before the funeral.You were a big part of our family.

Condolence from Jane Thomas Hedgepeth on July 10th, 2006 12:00 am

Aunt Mary was truly one of the kindest, most gentle persons I have ever known. Over the years we shared many memories of family who preceeded us in death. I shall miss her and remember always. Jane Thomas Hedgepth

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