Dan Esland

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 5, 2010

Graveside funeral services for Dan Esland, 77, of Quincy, Fla., were held Thursday, March 4, at Smith Grove Church Cemetery in Attapulgus with Elder Samel McMillian officiating.

A group of Mr. Esland’s family and friends served as active pallbearers.

Born Oct. 23, 1932, in Helen, Ala., Mr. Esland died on Feb. 25, 2010, at Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial Hospital.

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Mr. Esland and his family moved to Quincy, Fla., when he was young. He made a living through farming, retiring later due to health concerns.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary Robinson, Lillie Esland and Thelma Frank; and two brothers, Frank Esland and Willie James Esland.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Gordon of Attapulgus and Irene Dixon of Gainesville, Ga.; two brothers, Lewis Esland Jr. of Gainesville, Ga., and Winford Esland of Orlando, Fla.; and a host of other family and friends.

Bruton Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.