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RUSSELL JARVIS LANIER JR


1944 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
RUSSELL JARVIS LANIER JR Obituary
RUSSELL JARVIS LANIER, JR Wallace/Beulaville, NC Rusty died on Friday, June 30, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC He was born in Lenoir County of July 20, 1944 to the late Russell Jarvis Lanier, Sr. & Sybil Batchelor Lanier. A native of Beulaville, NC, he graduated from Beulaville High School in 1962, attended Wake Forest University, graduated from Campbell University in 1965 and the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1968. He was Town attorney for Beulaville and for the County of Duplin. He served on the District Court & Superior Court bench from 1994 to his retirement in 2012. He received man accolades during his years on the bench because of his down to earth qualities and honesty and was held in the highest esteem by his peers. He was an avid golfer, Tar Heel fan and enjoyed his volunteer work with the East Duplin Panthers's football team. He was preceded in death by his parents. Rusty is survived by his wife, Janet Oates Lanier, son, Russell Jarvis Lanier, III( Anna), daughter, Andrea Lanier Duffy(Doctor John Duffy), son, Henderson Lanier(Heather), brother, Charles S. Lanier(Carol), Favorite Aunt Ramona Hodge, and 7 grandchildren. Memorial donations can be made to the East Duplin Athletic Boosters Club, 394 North NC 111 Highway, Beulaville, NC 28518, , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Open visitation at home 120 Cedar Point Drive, Wallace, NC 28466. A celebration of life will held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at the East Duplin High School Gymnasium, 394 NC Highway 111, Beulaville, NC 28518. Condolences may be left online at www.communityfuneralhomenc.com ARRANGEMENTS BY COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME OF BEULAVILLE
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 4, 2017
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