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Alma A. Fuquay

October 29, 1926 ~ May 22, 2020

Services will be held: May 25, 2020

Delores Irene Caskey

July 1, 1939 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held:

Lyman Danziel Gregory

January 1, 1931 ~ May 21, 2020

Services will be held: May 27, 2020

Linda Grice Byrd

July 7, 1938 ~ May 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Ted Darrell Austin

February 17, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Allen Max Matthews

January 1, 1934 ~ May 18, 2020

Services will be held: May 23, 2020

Wandra A. Raynor

October 29, 1942 ~ May 17, 2020

Services will be held:

Larry W. James

March 28, 1948 ~ May 18, 2020

Services will be held:

Gladys Dees Lanier

May 10, 1929 ~ November 18, 2019

GARNER- Gladys Dees Lanier, 90, died peacefully Monday at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Wayne County to the late Frank Dees and Gladys Carolyn Broughton Dees. At the age of four, her father died and her mother later married Tom Dees, who raised her as his own.
Gladys grew up in Pikeville, NC with her twin sister Carolyn and younger sister Jean. She graduated from Wake Forest College where she met Coyte, her husband of 61 years. She later earned her Master’s in Education from East Carolina University. Gladys taught school for over 30 years, the majority of that time in Garner, where she and Coyte raised their two children, Coyte Jr. and Lisa.
Gladys will be fondly remembered for her extraordinarily kind and generous heart. Even throughout her long illness, she maintained her trademark sense of humor. More than anything, she showed us all how to love unconditionally.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Lanier Powell (Jon); grandchildren, Daniel Lanier (Susan), Derek Lanier (Toshia), Courtney Schuler (Donnie), Spencer Phillips (Alex), Clayton Powell and Benjamin Powell (Savannah), as well as 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Coyte L. Lanier, Sr. and her son, Coyte L. Lanier, Jr.


November 21, 2019

1:00 pm

prior to the service


November 21, 2019

2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529

Burial - Montlawn Memorial Park


  1. Debbie Faison

    💚💚You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are grey, you’ll never know dear how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away 💚💚 I love you Mrs. Gladys

  2. Gra Singleton

    Lisa and Jon and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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