Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

September 16, 2013

Betty Jean Bland

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Mrs. Betty Jean Bland, age 67, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She was born Dec. 2, 1945 in Corsicana to Major Alton and Bernice Murray.

Betty worked many years in the vending machine business as a driver for route sales.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marcellus Murray.

She is survived by her husband, Winston Bland, her children; David Murray and wife, Cindy, Debbie Barham  and husband, Chuck, and Marty Bland and wife, Lisa. Betty is also survived by her grandchildren; Adrienne Asby, Nathan Murray, Justin Barham, Joshua  Barham, Gayla Blenden, Aaron Bland, Alexandra “Alex” Bland, and Hannah Bland. She has five great-grandchildren; Bentlee Barham, Isabelle Bland, Lake Blenden, Tate Blenden and Diem Bland. Betty is survived by her brother, James “Red” Murray and her sister, Laverne Brooks. She also has numerous nieces and nephews.

No formal visitation is planned.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Pallbearers will be Justin Barham, Joshua Barham, Aaron Bland, Nathan Murray, Cody Bland and Dino Bland. Burial will follow at New Pursley Cemetery in Pursley.

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