A funeral service for Mrs. Mattie Oliver Stith (Aunt Bossy), of 25814 Brunswick Ave., Petersburg, who departed this life on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the First Baptist Church, West Petersburg. The pastor, the Rev. Dr. Peter Jeffery, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Dinwiddie Memorial Park. There will be a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the chapel of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg; the Rev. and Mrs. William N. Bland Jr., and Mr. James I. Gay, funeral directors. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us at

Published in The Progress-Index on Nov. 23, 2012