04 December 2012

former alexandria, la. mayor carroll lanier dead

via: twitter @kalbtv5

former alexandria, louisiana mayor (1977-1982) carroll lanier has died reportedly from congestive heart failure. lanier was aged 86.

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Carroll E. Lanier
(November 5, 1926 - December 4, 2012)

Services for Mr. Carroll E. Lanier will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria with Reverend Clifton Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family requests that visitation be observed Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and will continue on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Lanier, 86, of Alexandria passed away Tuesday, December 04, 2012 at Grace Home.

He was born in Hamburg, Arkansas and moved to Alexandria at the age of eleven.

He attended Bolton High School and before graduation he joined the U. S. Navy.

After his time in the Navy he worked as an electrician in Alexandria. 

In June of 1969 until June of 1973 he was the Commissioner of Finance and Utilities.

After Mr. Lanier’s term was over he and his brother started Lanier Electric. 

In 1977 Mr. Lanier became Mayor of Alexandria for a 5 year term. Then in 1988 he worked as Executive Director of the Housing Authority until his retirement in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Lanier; parents, M. B. and Effie Sivals Lanier; one brother and three sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 64 years, Winifred “ Wendy” Lanier; daughters, Kathy Lanier Miller and husband, Ronald, Theresa Lanier Massey; son, Steve Lanier and wife, Amber; grandchildren, Josh, Brian, Ryan, Shelby, Anthony, and Jody; seven great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Grace Home, 3330 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301.

~ source: hixson brothers funeral home