Irene Lankford


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Irene Lankford Bland

Jan 22 1933 - Aug 22 2006

Obituary For Irene Lankford Bland Mrs. Irene L. Bland, 73, of Plano, Texas passed away August 22, 2006 in Gunter. She was born January 22, 1933, in Franklin, Virginia to Samuel W. and Clara (Cotton) Lankford. On October 21, 1956 she married Benjamin Price Bland in Franklin, Virginia. Irene had a love of literature and poetry. She instilled the desire to learn in her children. Irene fought the good fight with great courage and dignity. Though she will be missed greatly, her family finds comfort knowing that she is with her heavenly father and many loved ones who went before her. She is survived by her son David and his wife Denise of Prosper, TX; daughters Melissa Lane and her husband Larry of Plano and Sally Jekel and her husband Cye of Dallas; grandchildren Jackson Bland, Tricia Toombs, Stephanie and Stephen Lane, and Brian, Joey and Michael Jekel; twin sister Iris Woods of Charlotte, NC; brother Aubrey Lankford of Franklin, Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives. Preceding her in death were her husband Benjamin and seven brothers and sisters. Memorials may be made to Hilltop Haven Nursing Home, PO Box 39, Gunter, Texas 75058, Attn: Linda Turner Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 26, 2006, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Dr. Blair Monie officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Friday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit
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