Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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June 18, 2007

Obituaries 6/19/07

George Lanier Jr.

VIENNA — Funeral services for George Lanier Jr., 72, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Pitts Church of God in Pitts. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn.

Mr. Lanier died Saturday, June 16, 2007 in Dooly County from injuries sustained in a car wreck.

Born in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late George Cornelus Lanier Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Peddy Lanier. He had resided in Dooly County for the past 13 years and was a member of the Church of God in Vienna. He was the owner of Lanier Carpet Cleaning.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Dunagan Lanier of Vienna; his children, George C. Lanier III of Vienna, Sherry Gwen Wester of Franklin, Tenn., and Donna Faye Bringman of Cordele; his sister, Frances Penman of Tarpon, Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lexi Bringman.

Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

An online registry is available at

Perry Funeral Chapel of Ashburn has charge of the arrangements.

Edward Chaney

UNADILLA — Funeral services for Edward Chaney, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. Pastor James Lee will officiate the services.

Mr. Chaney died Sunday, June 17, 2007 in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.

A native of Dooly County, he was the son of the late Oscar Chaney Sr. and Lou Emma Whitehead Chaney. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and was educated in the Dooly County School System. He was employed at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins and later moved to Jacksonville, Fla. where he joined the Jerusalem Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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