Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Baxter Ray Lanier

Baxter Ray Lanier, 73, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, January, 24, 2021 at Atrium Health Main, Charlotte, NC. His memorial service will be 3pm on February 7, 2021 at Charity Baptist Church with Rev. Leslie Ray Lanier officiating.

Mr. Lanier was born July 4, 1947 Stanly County, NC, son of the late Leslie Ciscaro Lanier and Flora Anita Huneycutt Lanier. Baxter was a member of Charity Baptist Church. He was a avid fisher, deer hunter, motorcycle rider and he especilly loved his family.

Baxter is survived by his wife Kathy Laverne Burris Lanier of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Leslie Ray Lanier (Teresa) of Norwood, NC and Steven Ray Lanier of Albemarle, NC; two grandchrildren, Derek Lanier and Amanda Lynn Vanderburg and great grandchildren, Kayden Vanderburg, Kamya Vanderburg, Lexi Lanier, Chance Lanier and Adaley Lanier.

Memorials mat be made to, Charity Baptist Church, 26753 Burleson Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Lanier family.


  • Bill Nance Posted February 5, 2021 11:41 am

    I grew up with Ray & Fay on Willow Hill along with his cousin James Carriker, Wayne & Bill Kearns, Joey & Brenda Hicks, and all the other kids on Willow St.. It was a great time to grow up in Badin during the 50’s & 60’s . During the long hot summers we all played endless games of Rook, Canasta, and Monopoly on the Carriker’s screened in front porch. Ray was always the partner you wanted when playing cards because he almost always won. My sincere sympathies to his wife, children, and grandchildren for their loss.

  • Darlene Almond McCabe Posted February 5, 2021 4:27 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of cousin Ray. My mom (Betty Blalock Almond) and Ray were first cousins. Guess I remember him best from years ago when he would attend the Lanier reunions. Lot if fun and good food at those. I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers for all of his family.

  • Wanda Huneycutt Hall Posted February 19, 2021 5:10 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I was a first cousin on his mother side. Aunt Floria, his mother was my father’s , Carl Alfred Huneycutt’s, sister. I remember Ray and Fay years ago when we were young. I remember going to their house on Willow street in.Badin. Good memories!!!

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