1927 - 2012

FORT MEADE - Velma Cannon Lanier, a native of Fort Meade, FL, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, July 9, 2012, due to heart failure. Velma was born December 29, 1927 in Fort Meade. 
> Velma was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Marvin Lanier, daughter Rita Kay Lanier, two sisters Walton Brewer & Doris Hendrick and four brothers John, Matthew, Charles & Clois Cannon.
> Velma is survived by her daughters Sandy DeVane & husband Kenny of Fort Meade, FL and Brenda Looker & husband Jim of Panama City, FL, son Dale Lanier & wife Cathy of Fort Meade, sister Rozene Proctor of Winter Haven, grandchildren Jason & Olivia DeVane, Derek & Brooke DeVane, Kyle & Stephie DeVane and Lynn & Junior Shiver, all of Fort Meade, fourteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and many nieces & nephews.
 The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at First Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow on Thursday at First Baptist Church, 307 East Broadway in Fort Meade. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Meade, FL. Condolences to the family at – Ledger, July 11, 2012

1925 - 2009

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 WILLIAM MARVIN LANIER – 83 - Coca-Cola Company
FORT MEADE - Mr. William Marvin Lanier,of Fort Meade, FL, died Friday, June 19, 2009, at his residence in Fort Meade of cancer.  Mr. Lanier was born November 5, 1925 in Dothan, AL. He lived most of his life in Fort Meade.  Mr. Lanier served in the US Army Infantry during WWII, from the beaches of Normandy, through the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the American Legion Post #23 and a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a Supervisor for Coca-Cola Company for 42 years and was a member of Cornerstone Church of God.  >William was preceded in death by his daughter Rita Lanier.
>He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Velma Cannon Lanier of Fort Meade; two daughters: Sandy & Kenny DeVane of Fort Meade and Brenda & Jim Looker of Panama City; one son, Dale & Cathy Lanier of Fort Meade; two sisters: Eunice & Don LaFavers of Apopka and Louise Asbel of Winter Garden; Four Grandchildren, Jason & Olivia DeVane, Derek & Brooke DeVane, Kyle DeVane and Lynn & Junior Shiver all of Fort Meade; Ten Great Grandchildren.
 Arrangements are being handled by McLean Funeral Home, 306 East Broadway, Fort Meade, FL, where the family will receive friends Monday, June 22, 2009.  Funeral service will be at First Baptist Church ofFort Meade Tuesday, June 23, 2009, Rev. Kenny Slay & Rev. Ed Kendrick officiating. 
Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Meade. Contributions can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. > Ledger, June 21, 2009

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