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Deborah Lanier

April 21, 1951 — February 18, 2022

Tar Heel

Deborah Lanier, 70, of Tar Heel passed away Friday, February 18, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Neil Rae Evers; husband, John Dalton Lanier; brothers: David and Ernest Evers.

Deborah leaves behind two daughters: Kelly Lanier (fiance Allan Tatum) of White Oak and Melody Lanier Sells(fiance Robert Nunnery) of Tar Heel; six grandchildren: Matthew Smith, Zachery Smith, Katlyn Sasser, Preston Sells, Carley Rorick, Christopher Rorick; two great-grandchildren: Samuel Smith, Noah Sasser and many nieces and nephews.

Deborah loved her family and enjoyed trips to the mountains. She was a strong firecracker who brought the true meaning to a red head. Her determined spirit will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, February 25, 2022 at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Flowers are welcome, family wishes to express that the flowers should be something to carry home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Deborah Lanier, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home & Cremation Services

3131 M.L.K. Dr, Elizabethtown, NC 28337

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