Lanham, Gregory Boyd, Sr. (Whitwell)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Gregory Boyd Lanham, Sr., 60, of Whitwell, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Elizabeth Lanham; and sisters, Donna Gail Carry and Cindy Simmons. 

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 41 years, Rita Pickett Lanham; two children, Gretchen “Tiny” (Jason) Sims and Gregory (Ashley) Lanham, Jr.; four grandchildren, Tucker and Taite Sims, Matt and Mackenzie Lanham; two brothers, Johnny Lanham and Steven Lanham, both of Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. 

Family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 4. 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 5 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Whitwell, with Rev. Allen Griffith officiating. 

Arrangements by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home.



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