Died: May 08, 2013
Byron, GA - Deloris Smithberger Bland, 75, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Services will be held at 4:00PM on Monday, May 13, 2013, in the Chapel of Rooks Funeral Home, 109 West White Road in Byron, with Pastor Monty February officiating. The family will greet friends after the service at Rooks Funeral Home.
Born in Uniontown, Pennslyvania, to the late Harold Albert Smithberger and Ethel Virginia Matlick Smithberger, she raised three sons, and was an excellent home keeper, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a retired caretaker, attended Byron Baptist Church, and liked gardening and yard work.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Herman Bland; sons, Robert (Patricia) and Ted, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters, Ilene, Pat, and Ruth, and a brother, Al. She is preceded in death by a son, William, and three sisters.
The family would like to thank the staff of Heartland Hospice for the excellent care given to Mrs. Bland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 200 Northside Crossing, Macon, GA 31210. Rooks Funeral Home in Byron is in charge of arrangements.