July 13, 2004
Long-time Board Member will be Missed
By Jim Albritton
Health and Research News Service
JACKSON, Miss.—Methodist Rehabilitation Center lost an ardent supporter on June 20, when Arthur Daniel Breland of Crystals Springs died at age 87. Breland was one of the original members of Methodist’s Board of Directors and continued to faithfully serve the hospital for 25 years.
Breland retired as president and CEO of Truckers’ Exchange Bank after a 40-year career in the field. He also served as mayor of Crystal Springs from 1979-1984 and was dedicated to many community organizations, including the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Lake Copiah Board of Directors and the Hardy Wilson Hospital Board of Directors.
Survivors include daughters Susan B. Taylor and Ceila B. Burnham of Jackson and son, Phillip A. Breland of Deadwood, S.D.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Crystals Springs United Methodist Church, 306 West Georgetown St., Crystal Springs, MS 39059.