GROVER-Raymond Belmont Bland Jr., 70, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
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Born in Norfolk, Va., on Nov. 12, 1942, he was the son of the late Raymond Belmont and Margaret Meginley Bland. He was a member of Christ the King Church and played the guitar beautifully. He had a humorous personality and could easily make a joke. He worked for Spangler's as a TV repair technician. He enjoyed working with wood and building cabinets and shelves.
Mr. Bland is survived by his wife of 12 years, Ann Bland; four children, Jimmy and Kay Hambright, and Tony Hambright, all of Blacksburg, S.C., Janet Guyton and husband Tony of Gaffney, S.C., and Terri Horton and husband Bobo of Grover; two sisters, Fay Bonney of Shelby, and Vivian Helms and husband Charles of Cherryville; grandchildren, Britney Kayla and Casey Horton, Kaylee and Adam Hambright, Brandi Bradley and Dylan Owens; great-grandchildren, Alea Mullinax, Jaden Hammett, Boone Gabbard and Alivia Owens; his best friend "Coco"; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorial Service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Bland
Memorials: May be made to Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory to help defray cost.
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 30, 2013