ALBANY -- Mrs. Lois Itson Welch Land, 90 of Albany died Monday July 2, 2012 at Palmyra Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be Thursday 11 AM at Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Sam Hartline officiating.

Mrs. Land was born on August 19, 1921 in Colquitt Co., GA. She retired from Dougherty County School system working in the cafeteria. She was a member of Beattie Road Church of Christ.

Mrs. Land was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Itson and Minnie Milan Itson, 3 brothers, her first husband, Luther Welch and her second husband, Raymond Land.

Survivors include, sons, Joe Welch and his Marie and Tommy Welch of Albany, GA, Steve Welch and his wife Bonnie of Moultrie, Randy Land and his wife Tammie of Raleigh, NC, sister, Gladys Sheffield of Albany, GA, 8 grandchildren, Melissa Robinson and her husband Keith of Leesburg, Joe Welch, III, Paul Welch and Jay Welch all of Alexander City, AL, Brittany Welch of Moultrie, Austin Stone and his wife Kimberly of Tifton, Elaine and Ryan Land of Raleigh, NC, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at Kimbrell-Stern and will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Welch, 3201 Harvest Ln., Albany, GA 31721.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Land by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152