Mr. John B, Lanier, age 79, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice
Inpatient Facility. He was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County and a 1962 graduate of
Southeast Bulloch High School. Mr. Lanier was the owner and operator of Lanier Hauling Company Inc.
for thirty-nine years and worked closely with Ellis Wood of Ellis Wood Contracting. Prior to owning his
own business, he worked for JP Stevens for several years as a machine operator and in the accounting
department of Coastal Insulation Supply. Mr. Lanier was a lifetime member of the Brooklet Primitive
Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He enjoyed hunting small game, working on cars, and
dancing. Mr. Lanier was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Dean Lanier and Sara Selma Brannen
Lanier; his sister, Sara Grace Lanier Norris; and his brother, Thomas Edgar Lanier.
Survivors include his sister-in-law, Laura Lanier; and nieces and nephews, John Willard (Kristin) Norris,
Sara Birdell Norris Duke, Laura Carolyn Lanier, and Thomas Kelvin Lanier.
Visitation will be held Thursday January 4, 2024 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Deal Funeral Directors.
The funeral service will be held Friday January 5, 2024 at 3:30 PM at the Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Lee
Active pallbearers will be Bill Lanier, Kelvin Lanier, Willard Norris, Brandon Padgett, Danny Smith, and
Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of the Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church and members of the 1962
class of Southeast Bulloch High School.
Burial will follow in the Brooklet City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church, 107 Church Street,
Brooklet, Ga, or to Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro , Ga 30458.
Deal Funeral Directors of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.