Dateline: September 2, 2004


Ruby Inez Bland passed away peacefully on August 14, 2004 in Casa Grande, Arizona, at the age of 84.

Inez, formerly of Hedley, Texas, was the beloved wife of the late Travis Earl Bland and devoted mother of Shirley Hutcherson, Casa Grande, Arizona; Tommy Bland (Yoi) of California City, California; and Phyllis Black (Ross) of Burke, Virginia.  She was the sister of Hoover Harrison (LaVerne) of Amarillo, Texas; Billie Bob Harrison (Margie) of Fultondale, Alabama; the late Juanita Roach (Edgar); and the late Icie Pierce.  

Inez is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. 

Visitation of the family will be at the First United Methodist Church of Hedley at noon on Saturday, September 18, 2004, to be followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m.  Interment was private.

Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Rowe Cemetery Fund, Hedley, Texas.

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