James Fargo Lanier (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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ATLANTA, Ga. - James Fargo Lanier, born June 8th, 1916, passed away February 13, 2010. He is survived by wife, Martha McCrary Lanier; two sons, John Palmer Lanier, M.D., James McCrary Lanier; three grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. He was joyfully married 67 years. He was a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church; served as Treasurer of the church and Teaching Elder; Outstanding Senior Presbyterian of 2001. He attended Richmond County Public Schools; Graduate Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia; Member Kappa Alpha Fraternity, President Buckhead Civitan Club, President Golden Circle Association, Member Lion's Club, Chaplain for The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), Member Woodsmen of the World, and a Member Son's of Confederate Veterans. He was in the Construction/Building Industry for fifty five years; Sales Manager for Glidden Paint Company and served in the United States Air Force. He was a Batboy for baseball great Ty Cobb. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Atlanta Union Mission. Arrangements by Cremation Society of the South in Marietta 770-420-5557. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-February 16, 2010

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WesleyFricks 04/04/10 - 09:02 pm
My Dear Friend, I want to

My Dear Friend,

I want to copy here the prayer that you gave me that you got from TY COBB's office at Warren Park in 1923. In part....

"Dear GOD,

"Help me to be a good winner and a good loser in this game of life. I don't ask to be the pitcher or for any prominent place in the lineup. Play me anywhere you need me.

"Play me in such a way that YOU will have no regrets for giving me the chance. And when we reach that last inning and the evening shadows are gathering, I pray that I may win Thy decision and be counted safe at home. Amen"

May God Bless the memory of James F. Lanier !

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