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Addie Novella Meeks Bland

Addie Novella Meeks Bland, 93, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Hobgood United Methodist Church. The Reverend Forrest Smith and the Reverend Jennifer Whitt will be presiding.

The family will receive friends after the service at the church.

Novella was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Thaddeus “Joe” Bland; and her daughter, Lillie Bland Harold.

Novella is survived by her daughters, Marie Harris and husband Kenneth and Jo Ann Josey all of Hobgood and Carolyn Swart and husband Stan of Raleigh; her son, Joseph Bland and wife Carolyn of Tarboro; her sister, Margie Johnson of NC; her brother, Clayton Meeks and wife Ann of Tarboro; nine grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

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Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.