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06/13/15 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ann Carter Scruggs Bland

Ann Carter Scruggs Bland
(21 Aug 1922 - 02 June 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1940
Newport News High School Class of @ 1949

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have more sad if somewhat belated news today.  Ann Carter Scruggs Bland, Class of 1940, passed away at her home in Spencer, Tennessee on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 at the age of 92. 


From the Daily Press - 06/13/15:   

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NEWPORT NEWS - Ann Carter Scruggs Bland, 92, died at her home in Spencer, Tennessee, on 2 June 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Logan Bland, whom she met on a tennis court in Newport News, Virginia while he was working at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company during World War II. They were married in 1943.

Ann Bland was born on 21 August 1922 in Kecoughtan, Virginia, to William Erwin Scruggs and Anne America Perkins Scruggs. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1940. She attended Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Rider University in Trenton, New Jersey, and Penn State University in College Park, Pennsylvania, where she graduated in 1943 with a BA degree.

Ann and her husband moved to Spencer in 1979 from Erie, Pennsylvania, after Harry retired from General Electric Corporation. She worked in economic research for Merck and Company in New Jersey for a number of years. She and her husband founded the White/Van Buren County Humane Society (Tennessee) in 1984 and she worked tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused, neglected and abandoned animals in the area from then until 1995. Her concern for the welfare of animals was one of her great passions in life. With her husband, she owned, bred and trained Tennessee Walking Horses on their farm in Spencer for many years. She was also an avid gardener and maintained a large and colorful flower garden behind her house. She worked as a freelance writer, volunteered at spay and neuter clinics and volunteered at Gracemore House, a women's domestic abuse shelter, in Cookeville, Tennessee.

She is survived by four children: Linda Sue Bland Matthews of Knoxville, Maryland; George William Bland of Doylestown, Pennsylvania; William Edward Bland of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Harry Logan Bland Jr. of Erie, Pennsylvania. She is survived by four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Newport News, Virginia. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on June 13, 2015. 
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Bland's family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Nearer, My God, to Thee

Words by Sarah Flower Adams (22 Feb 1805 - 14 Aug 1848), based loosely on Genesis 28:1119,[1], 1841
Music (Bethany) by
Lowell Mason (08 Jan 1792 11 Aug 1872), 1856


Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'd be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!


"Nearer, My God, to Thee" midi courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at this time...

"Nearer, My God, to Thee" lyrics courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh528.sht - 02/24/14

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Flower Bar 45 Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/pa/FlaminJune/Flowerlines3.html - 01/10/10

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