Frances "Polly" (Smith) Lanier

Born: Tue., Feb. 27, 1945
Died: Thu., Sep. 17, 2015


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Sep. 19, 2015
Location: Liberty United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall


Scattering of ashes at sea

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 19, 2015
Location: Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery


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Frances Smith “Polly” Lanier

Frances Smith “Polly” Lanier of White Plains, GA, died Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Providence Health and Rehabilitation in Sparta, GA.  She was 70.  A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born on February 27, 1945 to the late Walter Benjamin Smith, Sr. and Meda Strickland Smith.  She graduated from Greensboro High School in 1963 and on December 17, 1965 married Robert Lloyd “Bobby” Lanier.  For many years she was a homemaker, but after raising her children, she worked for Coleman Store in White Plains.  She was a longtime and faithful member of Centennial Christian Church.  Polly enjoyed baking and cooking and was always helping others.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Reese Smith, Billy Smith and Walter Smith, Jr.  She is survived by her devoted husband, Bobby Lanier of White Plains; three sons, Steve and Deandra Lanier of Union Point, Ben and Kay Lanier of White Plains and Morgan and Amanda Lanier of White Plains; grandchildren, Peyton and Austin Lanier and Chelsey Epps; brothers, Richard Smith, Bobby Smith; and a sister, Beth Williams; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  

Graveside Services will be held, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Craig Foster officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at Liberty United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Serving as pallbearers are Lane Smith, Adam McKinley, Jeff Smith, Austin Lanier, Peyton Lanier, Martin Smith and Michael Lanier.  Honorary pallbearers will be William Coleman, Grant Coleman, Allen Coleman, James Coleman, David Strickland, John Myers, William Myers, Billy Marchman and Allen Eaton.  Any memorials may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ann Smith, 2491 Shiloh Road, Greensboro, GA 30642.  The family will receive family and friends after the service at Centennial Christian Church, 4828 Centennial Road, White Plains, GA 30678.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Laura and Hayden
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015
Hayden and I are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. We love Ms. Frances, she always had a smile on her face every time we went into Coleman's Store. She was such a sweetheart.

Linda Brook McLeroy
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015
Roberta, I"m so very sorry to hear of the passing of your sister-in-law and to Beth, the passing of your sister. Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this trying time. God Bless You All

Jeremy Stewart
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015

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Mallory and Karen Granitz
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015
We are both so sorry to hear about Ms. Frances - she was such a special lady and we have fond memories of her from our many years living in Liberty. Prayers going up for you Bobby and for Steve, Ben, Morgan and your families. Such a blessing it was to have someone in your lives like her.

Gwen and Bill Moore
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015
Sorry about your loss; our thoughts and prayers are with
you during this time.

Margaret Patrick
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for the Lord to comfort all of you. What a sweet lady.

Margaret Patrick

Randy and Lisa Shuman
   Posted Sat September 19, 2015
We are so sorry for the loss of "Miss Frances". She was a beautiful person with a sweet soul. We will be praying for you all.

Billy Corry
   Posted Sat September 19, 2015
Bobby, I am sorry to hear of Polly's passing. She was a good woman and friend. She will be missed by the whole community but our loss is Heaven's gain.

Billy Corry

Betty O'Neal Jordan
   Posted Sat September 19, 2015
With deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Miriam Lewis
   Posted Sat September 19, 2015
Deepest sympathy.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sat September 19, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family , she was one of the sweetest, friendly person I know.
She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mathew and Crystal Jarrard
   Posted Sat September 19, 2015
Thinking of your family in this difficult time.

Erin Stewart Atkinson
   Posted Sat September 19, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss, I will praying for all of you during this time. Love you all!

Herb and Jan Thurmond
   Posted Sun September 20, 2015
We send our deepest sympathies to you Bobby and your family.

Anne Moore Garner
   Posted Sun September 20, 2015
Rest in peace, dear classmate. Prayers to the family.

Cathy Murphy Duvall
   Posted Sun September 20, 2015
Steve, Ben, and Morgan,
I have many fond memories of your Mama from my teen years. She was a true gentle Southern woman. My prayers go out to all of the family.

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Tue September 22, 2015
What a lovely lady! She will be missed.

Ruth Michaud
   Posted Thu September 24, 2015
So sorry to hear about Polly. My condolence's to The family and loved ones. May God be with you and help you through your loss.