Mrs. Lanier was born on Jan. 13, 1930, in Taylorsville, daughter of the late Jasper Freeman Popham and the late Pauline Wilkerson Popham. She was a faithful member of the Taylorsville Baptist Church for more than 70 years. Mrs. Lanier was the wife of a farmer, a homemaker, volunteered as a Pink Lady with the Rockmart-Aragon Hospital and was a former employee of E-Z Mills of Cartersville. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was owner of the Taylorsville Beauty Shop.
Mrs. Lanier was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William P. (Buddy) Lanier on Jan. 26, 1979; infant daughter, Sharon Marie Lanier; four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Blalock, Mrs. Stella Davis, Mrs. Rosa Cochran and Miss Martha Kate Popham; and a brother, Mr. Jasper Freeman (Buddy) Popham.
Survivors include a son, Larry and Vicki Lanier; two daughters, Vicky and Larry Garrison and Rhonda and Mitchell Bagley — all of Taylorsville; grandchildren, Christy and Scotty Rogers, Joy and Monte Stone, Chad and Dierdra Lanier, Corey and Amanda Lanier, Jason Nelson, Whitney and Josh Poston, Cody and Adrian Bagley and Taylor Bagley; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lanier will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Taylorsville Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Harris and Rev. Rusty Lanier officiating. Interment services will follow in the family lot of the Taylorsville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from noon until the funeral hour.
The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as pallbearers: Chad Lanier, Corey Lanier, Taylor Bagley, Cody Bagley, Scotty Rogers, Seth Rogers, Monte Stone, Josh Poston and Jason Nelson.
The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as honorary pallbearers: Jimmy Woods, Larry Harris, Ray Harris, Ronnie Sutton, Harvey Woods and Bobby Selman.
Floral donations will be accepted or those wishing to do so may make contributions to the Taylorsville Baptist Church Building Fund, 19 Church St., Taylorsville, GA 30178 in memory of Mrs. Lanier.
Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to extend your personal condolences to the family by signing the online guestbook.
Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Gladys Popham Lanier.