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Edna Ward Bland

WILLIAMSTON – Edna Ward Bland, 88, of Williamston died Thursday, February 1 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Born January 7, 1930 in Tyrrell County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Irdell Ward and Martha Dillon Ward and was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hubert Bland; brothers-in-law, John S. “Onnie” Ward and Dennis “Peanut” Bateman. Edna was a retired Avon representative and member of Williamston Memorial Baptist Church where she served as deacon, Sunday School teacher and Sunbeam teacher. She was a member of the Golden Girls and taught Vacation Bible School for many years.

Her family includes her daughter, Angela Bland Wynn and husband Curtis of Williamston; son, Roy Glenn Bland and wife Barbara of Williamston; sisters, Faye W. Ward of Virginia Beach, Va., Joyce W. Bateman and Sharon W. Maitland, both of Columbia; grandchildren, Kelly Meetze and husband Jacob and Jennifer Haislip and husband Christopher; great-grandchildren, Sarah Kate, Jake, Gabe, Drew and Maddie; step-grandchildren, Chasity Draper and husband David and Josh Edmondson and wife Kendal; step-great-grandchildren, Logan, D.J., Chance and Faith.

A funeral service was held Monday, February 5 at Williamston Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Robbie Parker, Pastor Jason Braswell and Associate Pastor Dean Harrell officiating. Burial followed in Martin Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.maitlandfuneralhome.com.

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