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“Shirley and Family: Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss. May God continue to bless all of you. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Eloise & Craven Register - NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope that the good memories will comfort you during these difficult times. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Doug & Lisa Jackson

“Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Kenneth and Angel Huffman ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kenneth and Angel Huffman - NC

“Thoughts and prayers are with all the family! ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: rachel powers sholar - MAPLE HILL, NC

“Sally we are so sorry for your loss. We are thankful for the memories we have of Carlton and You. Your good apple pies and we still have the...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Claude Ledford - Leidester, NC

“You will be missed at Pride singing in church and entertaining us with the funny songs. It was a joy to have known you for so many years. Thanks for...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Jim and Sue Brooks - Piney Flats, TN

“Dear Sally, Deepest sympathy on the loss of Carlton. We still have our "Hillbilly" quarter in our RV that he gave us at Pride. We have fond...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Bob/Carol Elliott - Buford, GA


Mr. Eli Carlton Lanier, age 84 of Wallace, NC, left this earthly life for his eternal life on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Church of Pin Hook conducted by the Reverend Buster Price and David Walker. Burial will follow at Henderson Cemetery in Wallace, NC. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Padgett Funeral Home Chapel.
Carlton is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Margaret (Sally) Lanier, his loving children, Eli Carlton Lanier, Jr. of Wallace, NC and Ethan Alan Lanier and wife Lorie of Wallace, NC, two sisters, Margaret Sanderson of Wallace, NC and Shirley Walker of Wallace, NC, seven grandchildren, Emily Martin of Wallace, NC, Jenny Cecchi of Beulaville, NC, Valerie Futrell and husband Neal of Beulaville, NC, Evan Crews of Richlands, NC, Kaylin Lanier of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Courtney Lanier of Wallace, NC and Cameron Lanier of Wallace, NC, three great grandchildren, Lorena and Loris Cecchi of Beulaville and Will Futrell of Beulaville, NC.
Born on December 29, 1929 in Duplin County, Carlton was the son of the late Eli Clemeth and Minnie Mae Reece Lanier and was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray Lanier, Shelton Lanier and Everton Lanier and one sister, Doris Aycock.
Carlton loved his family and will be missed by his family and friends.
Casket Bearers will be Larry Walker, Robert "Buddy" Walker, Jamie Walker, Ernie James, Jr, David Elston and Ronnie Sholar. Honorary Casket Bearers will be Denver McMahon, Russell Pierce and Mike Walker.
To sign the guest book, go to www.padgettfuneralhome.com.
A service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services, Wallace.