Grady Lee Lanning, 81 of 259 Hillsboro St. died Thursday, December 27, 2007 in Fayetteville. He was a native of Gaston County and a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church. Grady was a member of Masonic Lodge 202 in Blacksburg, SC, a member of the Eastern Star of Georgia, The American Legion and Fleet Reserve Association. He was retired from the US Navy after 22 years of service. Following retirement, he worked with IBM for 25 years in maintenance and was presently a medical health driver with the Council on Aging in Chatham County.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2007 at Pittsboro Baptist Church and conducted by the Rev. Tripp Harmon and the Rev. John Robinson. Burial will be in the church cemetery with
Military and Masonic rites.
Surviving are his wife Betty Jean Boyd Lanning; two daughters Karen Whitman of Green Level and Sonja Holt of Gaffney, SC; one son, Barry Lanning of Holly Springs; three sisters, Berti Dover, Betty Floyd, and
Sondra Anderson all of Blacksburg, SC; two brothers Doyle Lanning and Earl Lanning both of Blacksburg, SC and five grandchildren.
Family will receive friends from 6