Homer Allen “Al” Lanier ’51, 80, died Nov. 9, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born in Southport, N.C., son of the late Homer Roscoe and Mildred Bennett Lanier. He was retired from a major transportation company as division chief of police and the U.S. Army as field artillery major. He was a lifelong Presbyterian, having served as deacon, elder, and Sunday school teacher at South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church. Lanier was a Mason, past president of the Civitan Club of Jacksonville, and distinguished governor of Civitan International Summit District. He was a member of the Military Officers Association of America, American Legion, and Peace Officers Associations of South Carolina and Georgia. He is survived by his current wife, Janet B. Lanier, 809 Twin Lakes Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732-9685; his three children, David Allen Lanier, Susan Lanier Cooper, and Millie Lanier Turek; eight grandchildren, Brian and Sara Cooper, Janis, Catherine, and Andrew Lanier, Lauren Laws, Kristen Baucom, and Savannah Turek; two brothers, Julian E. Lanier and Lawrence E. Lanier; and a sister, Jane Lanier Knight. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Loetia “Bunny” Holland Lanier.