• Crystal Faircloth

Waylen Franklin Lanier

October 16, 1949 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 73)


Waylen Franklin Lanier, age 73, of Chadbourn, NC, died Sunday, November 20, 2022 in his home. Born October 16, 1949 in Columbus County, NC, he was the son of the late William Rossie Lanier and Gladys Lee Cribb Lanier.


He was a Veteran of the United States Army and attended Emerson Original Free Will Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife, Barbara Phipps Lanier of the home; one grandson, Austin Oliver and wife Emma of Chadbourn, NC; and one great granddaughter, Ivy Oliver.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Frankie Jean Lanier; and two brothers, Thurman Odell Lanier and Richard Lanier.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM in the Inman Ward Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Cribbtown Cemetery.


Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

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