Mr. James E. "Jake" Lanier (1933 - 2019)

  • "I am so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. He was always such..."
  • "Our most sincere condolences to the Lanier family for the..."
    - Robert A White
  • "Janet and Mrs. Avis, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Jake's..."
    - Linda Herndon Usher
  • "So sorry for your loss. Jake was my favorite cousin...."
    - Harold Lanier
Service Information
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home
197 South College Street
Pembroke, GA
Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Silk Hope Baptist Church
Garden City, GA
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Funeral service
Friday, Apr. 5, 2019
11:00 AM
Silk Hope Baptist Church
Garden City, GA
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Friday, Apr. 5, 2019
2:00 PM
Ash Branch Cemetery
Pembroke, GA
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Mr. James E. "Jake" Lanier, age 85, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Hospice Savannah while surrounded by some of his family. Mr. Lanier was born May 8, 1933, in Stilson to the late Daniel Edwin and Zedna Hughes Lanier. Jake was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War. Jake was the owner of Eastern Travel Center for nearly 30 years, enjoyed photography and was the videographer for the Cobra Club. He was a member of South Newington Baptist Church; attended Silk Hope Baptist Church; and was a member of the Zarubbabel Masonic Lodge, F & AM for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by one great grandson, Michael Ray McAdams, III
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Avis Marie Ulmer Lanier; daughters, Pamela Darlene (Paul) Schlabach of Lawrenceville, GA and Janet Marie (Richard) Tyson of Garden City; grandchildren, Wendy P. McAdams, Jeff Pope, Matthew Tyson, Kira Sikoryak Mark Tyson, and Stacey Blackwelder ; 11great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held. 6-8 P.M. Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Silk Hope Baptist Church of Garden City.
Funeral service will be held 11 A.M. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Silk Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Jonathan Phillips officiating.
Interment will be 2 P.M. Friday at Ash Branch Cemetery in Pembroke.
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Flanders Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James E. "Jake" Lanier.
Published in BryanCountyNews from Apr. 3 to Apr. 10, 2019
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