James Edward Land age 86 of Marianna, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 29, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born on May 28, 1931 in rural Holmes County to the late William E. and Mattie McClain Land. James was the third born of seven children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Edna Merle O’Neal Land, son James Randall Land, brother Charles H. Land, sister and brother-in-law Myrt Land Stewart and husband Lamar, sister and brother-in-law Dorothy Land Wefel and husband Bob; brothers-in-law Bill Bauldree, and Rev. B. Gene Bird, great granddaughter Madison Fountain.
James is survived by his children; Patricia Land Bray and husband Donnie, Richard Edward Land and wife Mary, Nancy Meadows and husband Joey, sisters Clara Land Bauldree, Norma Land Bird, and Peggy Land Aldridge and husband Wayne, sister-in-law Faye Land, 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend Buddy Porter.
Services for James will be held at 10:00 A.M., on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Eastside Baptist Church with Nephew Pastor Lee Windsor officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Marianna Chapel Funeral.