Hughy Bland

Friday, April 1, 2016

Hughy Bland, 62, of Hickoria, Ark., passed away April 1, 2016, at home.

Born November 27, 1953, in Piggott, Mr. Bland was a lifelong family farmer who enjoyed hunting, camping, and gun collecting. He was a deacon and proud to be a member who worked tirelessly at Smith Chapel Church in Boydsville. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and grandfather who will be missed by all.

On Jan. 9, 1999 he married Patty (Thompson) Bland. She survives.

Other survivors are his children, Carrie (Bobby) Garner, Jamey (Sarah) Bland and Shannon (Rochelle) Bland all of Corning; his mother, Euvila Bland of Hickoria; a sister, Sandra Jackson of Corning; 12 grandchildren and his step-children Lor,i Moore of Corning, Chris (Vikki) Moore and Josh (Heather) Moore both of Piggott.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sterling Ray Bland, and brother Harold Bland.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Jerry Suiter officiating. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery in McDougal.

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