The Newnan Times-Herald


Selma Yates Lanier

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jul. 10, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Selma Yates Lanier

The Newnan Times-Herald

Mrs. Selma Yates Lanier, 91, of Newnan died Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Mrs. Lanier was born March 28, 1927, in Heard County and was the daughter of the late Harvey Jerome and Violet Lucille Lewis Yates.  

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Leonard J. Lanier. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Opal Beck Jewell Walls, Horace Yates and Bobby Yates.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and an excellent cook and homemaker.

The family received friends Tuesday morning at McKoon Funeral Home.

The graveside service wasa at Oak Hill Cemetery. Dr. Jimmy Patterson officiated.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy L. Nalley and her husband Lawton of St. Simons Island, Ga.; her son, Stanley L. Lanier and his wife Debbie of Newnan.  

She was a proud grandmother to Lanier Nalley, Jay Lanier and Charlie Lanier. Her surviving sibling is Betty Satterfield and her husband Harris.

Anyone wishing to honor Mrs. Lanier's memory may do so with a contribution to the charity of their choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at

McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580.