Blanchard Garland

Age: 82
Address: Big Brush Creek
Date of Death: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service

Details: Blanchard Garland of Big Brush Creek went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 30th at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Spruce Pine.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Lissie Garland.  He was also preceded in death by sisters: Jean Garland Rios, Mary Ellen Kraft, Faye Higgs and Mae Murphy; brothers: George Garland and Ray Garland.  Blanchard took care of his mother until her passing while farming then went to work at Glen Raven Mills for 24 years until his retirement.  He enjoyed collecting guns and coins.
     Surviving are special friend Betty McCourry of Brummets Creek; brothers: Lee Garland of Garden Valley, CA and Bobby Garland of Norberth, PA.  Several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.
     Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2nd at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Rev. Phillip Garland and Rev. Marty Parrott will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Garland Cemetery at Red Hill.  The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the church prior to the services. 
     Memorial donations may be made to Indian Creek Baptist Church or to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  To send online condolences, please visit the website:

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