1929 — 2021
CORINTH, MS - Lt. Colonel Jacob Lenier Bland, 91, died January 9, 2021 at StoneRidge Assisted Living. Due to the pandemic a memorial service we be held at a later date. Jake was born in Vanceboro, N.C. At age nine and following the death of his father he and his siblings moved to the Methodist Home for Children in Raleigh, N.C. After graduating high school, he entered the Air Force and began his military career first as an airplane mechanic and later advancing to command pilot. While stationed at Columbus Air Force Base he met his future wife Edith, a student at MUW. After being transferred to Virginia he regularly flew back to Columbus to visit his love. They were married in 1956 in...