Gladys Lance(1938 - 2012)


Travelers Rest

Gladys Mae Blankenship Lance, 74, wife of the late Bobby Joe Lance, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at her son's home.

Born on March 10, 1938 in Sawyer, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie Spradlin Blankenship and was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving are her 6 sons, Jim (Pam) Lance, Joe (Robin) Lance, Arthur (Nancy) Lance, Rex (Geraldine) Lance, Tony (Diane) Lance and Michael Lance; 1 brother; 3 sisters; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lance was also predeceased by 2 brothers, 1 sister; 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Howze Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow in Coleman Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the mortuary.

The family will be at the home of Jim Lance.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses of Open Arms Hospice.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.

Published in The Greenville News on Dec. 28, 2012