Services are scheduled at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Hermosa Drive Church of Christ for Mamie T. Coggin Bland of Artesia, N.M. Mrs. Bland, 88, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Artesia General Hospital in Artesia, N.M.
Michael Joiner will officiate at the services with burial at South Park Cemetery, Roswell, N.M. Pallbearers will be Gary Anderson, Glen Anderson, Gary Conklin, Roby Zumwalt, Bill Ross and J.T. Ross. [auth] Honorary pallbearers will be: Don Spain, Richard Reynolds, Don Turner Jr., Brandon Reynolds, Rance Wilson, Ross Anderson and the men at Family Outreach.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Mrs. Bland was born April 18, 1922, in Ranger, Texas; the daughter of Ira C. Coggin and Icy (Maupin) Coggin. On Sept. 28, 1940, she was married to James B. Bland in Dexter, N.M. She came to Artesia in 1957 from Roswell, N.M. He preceded her in death August 1977.
She was a salesperson for Montgomery Wards, Sears, Maupins True Value, B&B Newstand and an Avon representative. She was a member of Hermosa Drive Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and great-grandchild Samantha Matthews. Survivors include daughters Linda Scott of Artesia and Marcia Spain and husband, Ervin, of Clyde, Texas; sister Marie Maes and husband, Bob, of Santa Fe, N.M.; grandchildren Richard Reynolds, Janie Reynolds Schneider, Rebecca Scott-Deeds, Natalie Forsythe, Teresa Zeigler, Don Spain and Kathy Smith; 14 greatgrandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences in the online guest book at www.artesiafunerals.com.