Robert Edward Lanier, III

Born: Sat., Oct. 8, 1960
Died: Tue., Sep. 28, 2010

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Robert Edward “Eddie” Lanier, III, age 49, died, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater, MI. Born on October 8, 1960 in Decatur, GA, Eddie was the son of Robert Edward Lanier, Jr. of Madison, GA and the late Barbara Ann Wingo. He was the grandson of the late Robert Edward Lanier, Sr. and Lottie O’Kelly Lanier from the Centennial Community. Following graduation from Cedar Grove High School in DeKalb County he attended West Georgia College. Eddie immediately thereafter entered the United States Marine Corp Reserve, where he served four years in the Force Recon. Upon his discharge from the Marine Corp, he worked as a contractor specializing in residential building and remodeling. He was a member of Dogwood Farm Christian Church in Decatur, GA. Eddie had just recently moved to Coldwater, MI to be close to his son, Buddy, who was his pride and joy. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing and also enjoyed woodworking and wood carving. In addition to his father, Robert Edward Lanier, Jr., Eddie is survived by a son, Robert Edward “Buddy” Lanier IV of Dimondale, MI; a sister Pamela Jo Lanier Hardeman of Covington, GA; a brother, Robert Larry “Robby” Lanier of Mansfield, GA; a nephew, Stephen Taylor Hardeman of Covington, GA; extended family, Sandy Pendley of Snellville, GA and Terry Pendley of Blairsville, GA; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Centennial Christian Church, 4828 Centennial Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Clark Cregger officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Mike Gaddy, Bob Jones, Mike Hamby, David Lanier, Scott Ammarman, Dylan Ammarman and David Hawkins. The family requests that memorials be made to either, Georgia Kids Hunting for a Cure, 1370 Howard Lewis Road, White Plains, GA 30678 or Centennial Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 7601 Veazey Road, White Plains, GA 30678. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until time for the service on Saturday at Centennial Christian Church. Following the service, the family invites you to join them, at Shoulderbone Plantation for lunch and fellowship in celebration of Eddie’s life. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Fri October 01, 2010
We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of you.

Janet Bradley
   Posted Fri October 01, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Psalms 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Janet Bradley

Allen and Julie McGinnis
   Posted Fri October 01, 2010
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Be comforted by knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Allen and Julie

Tom and Nan Ennis and Family
   Posted Fri October 01, 2010
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Willow Run Retirement Home
   Posted Fri October 01, 2010
Robert & Family, You are in our prayers during this time of loss. God bless you, Willow Run Staff & Residents

Lynn Myers & Judy Hodnett
   Posted Fri October 01, 2010
Robert & Family, We are so sad about the passing of Eddie. He was one great guy! We all have wonderful memories of times shared with Eddie. You and your family will be in our prayers during this hard time. Keep your memories close to help you in the coming months. God bless you, Lynn & Judy

Brenda Bedsole
   Posted Fri October 01, 2010
Mr. Lanier, I am so sorry for your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With heartfelt condolences, Brenda Bedsole

Fran Elliott
   Posted Fri October 01, 2010
My heart is with all of you at this time of grief. I grew up with Eddie and spent time at your home. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers during this difficult time and for eternity.

Eugenia Harkness Welch
   Posted Sat October 02, 2010
To:The Lanier Family Robert, Pam, Charles, Kay and all the children and grandchildren.. All of you have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard this sad news. Nothing is worse in life, than the loss of a child. Take care and remember your whole family is and forever will be.. special to our family. With love to all, Genie