James Earl Holland, age 95, of Bush, passed away at 2:05 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Herrin Hospital.
James was born on June 23, 1921, the son of Milton and Uelah (Beshers) Holland. He married Doris E. Pinkston on December 6, 1941 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She preceded him in death on October 27, 2006. Together they shared 64 years of marriage.
Mr. Holland was a coal miner, having retired from the Freeman Coal Company. He proudly served as the mayor of Bush for twelve years. James was a member of the Hurst Masonic Lodge 1004, the United Mine Workers of America, the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, and the Crab Orchard Boat and Yacht Club.
Survivors include his;Daughter and son-in-law – Ramona and Dwight Jackson of Thompsonville
Natalie Sellers of Royalton
Jay Holland of Jacksonville, Florida
Mike Stallons and wife Tiffany of Dallas, Georgia
Stephanie Hannon and husband Matt of Thompsonville
Chris Price of Bush
Frank Price and wife Teresa of Bush
Eight great grandchildren
Eleven great great grandchildren
Six great great great grandchildren
Brother – Milton and Daisy Holland of Herrin
Sister – Locoma Bartlow of Hurst
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife – Doris, son – Jim Holland, daughter – Judy Price, sister – Roseland Pinkston, three brothers – Larry Eugene Holland, Robert “Bob” Holland and Delbert Holland.
The funeral service will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Danny Norman officiating. Burial will follow at Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from Tuesday evening from 5 – 8 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Blairsville Cemetery Association and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 South 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948. For additional information or to sign the guest memorial register please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.