Mrs. Lanier was born on Oct. 9, 1934, in Taylorsville, the daughter of the late Charlie Waters and the late Van Dora Maxwell Waters. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Taylorsville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David Harold Lanier.
Mrs. Lanier is survived by her husband to whom she married on Nov. 9, 1953, Mr. George Lanier; two sons, Hoyt Lanier and his wife, Tina, of Rockmart and Hugh Lanier and his wife, Susan, of Bainbridge; five grandchildren, David Lanier and his wife, Holly, Brad Lanier and his wife, April, Katie Lanier, Melissa Lanier and Jay Lanier; five great-grandchildren, Ansley and Caroline Lanier, Dawson Scoggins, Hayden and Hunter Siniard; and a sister, Marie Quick of Rockmart.
Funeral graveside and interment services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the family lot of the Taylorsville Cemetery with the Revs. Tommy Harris and Rusty Lanier officiating. Pallbearers will be David Lanier, Brad Lanier, Chad Lanier, Corey Lanier, Larry Lanier and Mitchell Bagley.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 20, between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m.
Please visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to sign the online guestbook and to express your condolences to the Lanier family.
The Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Mrs. Iva Ruth Lanier.