Helen Elizabeth Giard Lanier

Helen Elizabeth Giard Lanier, age 90, of Chadbourn went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 14, 2015 at her residence.

Final rites will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Chadbourn Presbyterian Church with Reverend C.F. McDowell, III officiating. Interment will follow in Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery.

She was the widow of Buell Edward Lanier, Sr. and was also preceded in death by; a son, Buell Edward “Eddie” Lanier, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Terry G. Lanier (Ann) of Whiteville, Ambassador Jerry P. Lanier (Catherine) of Khartoum, Sudan and Gary W. Lanier (Rebecca) of Angier; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. (

Memorials may be made to Chadbourn Presbyterian Church, 600 East First Avenue, Chadbourn, NC 28431.