Retired United Methodist minister the Rev. John A. Bland died at his home. He was 75.
Rev. Bland spent more than 40 years in the ministry serving churches in the Alabama West Florida Conference including congregations in Notasulga, Phenix City, Panama City, Fla., Lyeffion, Repton, Rosinton, Mobile, Wilmer, Union Springs and East Brewton. He also taught English at W.S. Neal, Fairhope and Castleberry High Schools, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from the U.S. Army National Guard.
He is survived by two sisters, Margie Agerton of Tampa, Fla. and Marie Hobbs of Marianna, Fla.; four daughters, Myra Tatano, Connie Baggett, Lorna Bland, M.D., and Angel Fountain, all of Brewton; and seven granddaughters.
A memorial service was Thursday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist in Brewton. The family will received visitors at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the church or charity of choice.