Corine Darling Obie Bland


Mrs. Corine Darling Obie Bland, age 89, of Roxboro, departed this life Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. She was born in Person County Feb. 9, 1933 to the late Melvin and Gladys Obie and was a member of Elijah Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Bland; a sister, Bessie Evelyn Obie; and a brother, John Robert Obie.

She is survived by three children: Cathy Green-Jones of Westwood, N.J., Lash Green (Vera) of Scotch Plains, N.J. and Andre Obie (Michelle) of Roxboro; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; siblings: Gladys Watkins, also of Roxboro; Deena Obie McGhee of Georgia and Natalie Obie Smith of Charlotte; and a host of other additional relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Alfred Faulkner, Pastor, providing the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, 11469 Virgilina Rd., Roxboro, NC 27574. Visitation will also be Sunday at the funeral home from 12-1 p.m when her body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.

Attendance at her service is limited to 60 individuals and guests are pre-determined by the family. Please check with the family before the day of the service to confirm that your name is on the guest list. Face masks and social distancing are required per CDC guidelines.

At other times, the family will receive friends at her home, 143 Johnson Street. in Roxboro.

Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Directors are in charge of the service of comfort for Mrs. Corine Darling Obie Bland.

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