James Elisha Lanier, 77, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003. Services will be private. Mr. Lanier was born in Rome, Georgia. He was retired from both the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean Conflict and the U.S. Postal Service. Also a veteran of the United States Navy, he served on the U.S.S. Franklin in WWII, participating in the Berlin Airlift, and was awarded the purple Heart. Mr. Lanier was a Mason in the Riverdale Lodge in Riverdale, GA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Jerome Lula Mae Lanier, and parents, James Edward and Ada Bula Lanier. Survivors include his children, Linda J. Fuchs, Warner Robins; James E. Lanier, Jr., Georgia; Gary D. Lanier, Douglasville; and Melissa A. Bilodeau, Atlanta; brother, Larry Lanier, Roswell, GA; and eight grandchildren. Go to http://www.mcculloughfh.com to sign Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 6, 2003