William Lealel Bland

November 7, 1946October 13, 2020

With a heavy heart and great sadness we announce the passing of William L. “Billy” Bland on Oct. 13, 2020. He passed peacefully with his wife Edna by his side.

Billy was born to William & Mary Bland of Evans County on Nov 7, 1946. Billy was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memories are his Wife Edna of Shellman Bluff; sister, Malinda "Lin" Rogers of Shellman Bluff; children, Leigh Ann Bland of Shellman Bluff and William Michael Bland of Savannah; and most importantly his loving devoted companion "Girl" his devoted dog. Billy graduated in 1964 from Bryan County High School where he excelled in Track. He also went to the state in Typing Competition. He has been a resident of Shellman Bluff for the past 45 years where he helped transform Shellman Bluff as it is today. He was a business man, entrepreneur, land developer, and a friend to all who had the chance to meet him. He was owner of Shellman Bluff Motel, RV Park & Marina, Bland Grocery, Car Wash, Laundry-mat, Liquor Store and owner of Ace Hardware in Eulonia. Billy was also active in Friends of Shellman Bluff Club. He served on the Mcintosh Zoning Board and was a County Commissioner of McIntosh. He was also the first Grand Marshall of The Shellman Bluff St. Patrick's Day Parade. Billy retired from the Coastal Electric Corp. Board of Directors Oct. 30, 2019, after 24 years of service to the Co-op members and during his board tenure, he also served as a board of director of Georgia EMC (the statewide association of electric cooperatives). Known by many as Mr. Billy who mentored many and gave a lot of people an opportunity to succeed. As we all know he will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure to meet him. He will be remembered by his infectious "Billy Boy" smile. There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Billy on Sunday Oct 25, 2020 during the hours of 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Sapelo Saltwater Fishing Club. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. We request that all in attendance observe the states social distancing procedures and we appreciate you joining the family in celebrating a life well lived. In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the charity of your choice in the Honor of Billy L. Bland or Heartland Hospice, Humane Society of Mcintosh. We would like to give thanks to Heartland Hospice for their heartfelt love and care in our time of need. Edo Miller and Sons is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the register book and leave condolences for the family at


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James Haberberger

October 20, 2020

I did not get the chance to meet William Bland But I am a good friend to his Daughter Leigh Ann Bland. I would like to take the opportunity to offer the family my sincerest condolences for their loss and prayers for the family in this time of need. I would also like to offer prayers for the soul of William Bland. Rest in peace!


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