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Thomas Edgar Lanier

April 4, 1943 — March 13, 2019

Brooklet, GA

Mr. Thomas Edgar Lanier, age 75, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Ogeechee Area Hospice after a long illness. The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County was a 1961 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School. Mr. Lanier worked at Cooper-Wiss and retired from the Bulloch County Board of Education. He was a member of Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church where he was a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and enjoyed working around the grounds of the church for many years.

Mr. Lanier was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Dean and Selma Brannen Lanier; sister, Sara Grace Norris; and brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Ann Glisson.

Surviving are his wife, Laura Glisson Lanier of Brooklet; daughter, Laura Carolyn Sheffield (Josh) of Brooklet; one son, Thomas Kelvin Lanier of Waycross; one brother, John B. Lanier of Brooklet; sisters-in-law, Dollie Dyches (James), Betty McKanna, Sandra Royal (Jerdie); brother-in-law, Jesse Glisson (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Kaitlin Taylor Vezo, Michaela Jane Vezo, Kristina Logan Lanier and Andrew Kelvin Lanier; step granddaughter, Sara Beth Sheffield; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Steve Taylor and Elder Bill Durrence officiating.

Burial will follow in the Brooklet City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday March 15, 2019, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Willard Norris, Joe Glisson, Lee Glisson, Mark McKanna, Billy Glisson, Doyce Glisson and Ricky Glisson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Southeast Bulloch High School class of 1961.

Memorials may be made to Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church, 111 W. Lee Street, Brooklet, GA 30415 or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church

111 West Lee Street, Brooklet, GA 30415

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