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Leander Washington “L.W.” Sharp, Jr.

March 31, 1929 ~ December 8, 2019

Services will be held: December 10, 2019

Arthur Ray Talley, Jr.

May 25, 1938 ~ December 3, 2019

Services will be held: December 7, 2019

Becky Fyffe

August 27, 1960 ~ December 3, 2019

Services will be held: December 10, 2019

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Charles Ray Howard

12/12/1951 ~ December 2, 2019

Services will be held:

Charles Buxton Burgwyn, Sr.

March 7, 1949 ~ December 2, 2019

Services will be held: December 7, 2019

Frank Stevens “Steve” Bryan, Jr.

November 28, 1942 ~ November 30, 2019

Services will be held: December 5, 2019

Brookie Strickland Henderson

February 25, 1954 ~ December 1, 2019

Services will be held: December 4, 2019

Debbie Mazze

October 21, 1962 ~ November 30, 2019

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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