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Herley M. Bland

Herley M. Bland, 92, of Payson, formerly of Macomb, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at 9:15 a.m. at his residence.

He was born Aug. 19, 1907, in McDonough County to Alfred J. and Effie Easton Bland. He married Mildred H. Wilson Nov. 28, 1934, in Bushnell. She died May 28, 1988.

He is survived two sons, David L. Bland of Fremont, Calif., and Joel W. Bland of Payson; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Mr. Bland was a self-employed building and trucking contractor, and also a Star route mail carrier form 1949-70.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Macomb, the Winnebago RV Club and Good Sam’s Travel Organization.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 26, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Poll officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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