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CPL  Carlos J. BLAND

UNIT: 349th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: GND
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So sorry to report that our Uncle Bill has passed away. Below is the obituary from the Chillicothe Gazette.Thank you for all you and your wonderful team have done to bring a ray of sunshine to this dear man. We love you and the 100th will always have a very special place in our hearts. Pam Hiles
 
Carlos J. "Bill" Bland

CHILLICOTHE: Carlos J. "Bill Bland, 93, of Chillicothe, passed from this life, 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2011, in Heartland of Chillicothe. He was born August 7, 1918, in Alma, OH to the late Jay R. and Blanche Hatfield Bland. 

On November 23, 1945, he married the former Esther L. Vance, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Melissa J. (Aaron) Ewry, of Kingston; grandchildren, Traci Ewry Faulkner, of Chillicothe and Adam Ewry, of Kingston; great-grandchildren, Kole and Luzella Faulkner and Mackenzie Elder; a brother, Rev. Robert M. (Bernice) Bland, of Merritt Island, FL; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law and her husband, Ruth and Earl Bennett, of Chillicothe. He was predeceased by brothers Calvin W. "Tom" and Dwight Bland.

Carlos served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a retired employee from the Mead Corp. He was a member of UPIU Local 731. He was a longtime member of the Chillicothe Evening Lions Club until his health failed and was later made an honorary member by the club. Carlos sold the land to the club for its present location.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2011 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Stringer officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p. m. on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 958 E. Main St., Chillicothe, OH 45601 of Teen Mission International, 885 E. Hall Rd. Merritt Island, FL 32953. You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com

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