Obituaries: Mr. Michael Wayne Binkley, Mr. Robert Dewey Lanier.

Obituaries: Mr. Michael Wayne Binkley, Mr. Robert Dewey Lanier.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mr. Robert Dewey Lanier, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in a local hospital.

Mr. Lanier was born in Lafayette, GA on August 7, 1936, son of the late Charles Leroy Lanier and the late Lewie Watts Lanier.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War.  He was a member of New Armuchee Baptist Church and a former member of the American Legion Post # 5 Honor Guard.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed as Supervisor of Sanitation with Kelloggs, following several years of employment.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Scoggins Lanier on December 7, 2016, and by a brother, Charles Eugene Lanier.

Survivors include his niece and great niece, Carole Frye and Kimmie Frye, both of Rome

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Dr. David Howard officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the American Legion Post # 5 Honor Guard presenting full military honors.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Wednesday from 12 noon until time for the service.  Social distancing guideline will be followed.  At other hours, the family may be contacted at the residence of the niece.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Post # 5 Honor, P. O. Box 3311, Rome, GA 30165.


Mr. Michael Wayne Binkley, age 53, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at a local hospital.

Michael was born in Rome, Georgia on July 7, 1967, son of Gordon Wayne Binkley and Reatha Ann Bearden Dowdy.  He was preceded in death by grandparents, Dailey & Mae Bearden, stepfather, Jackie Dowdy, uncle, Johnny Bearden, and cousin, Reatha Michelle Ridings.  Michael attended Grace Fellowship Baptist Church.  He worked with the Local Millwright Union at Georgia Pacific in Rome.  Michael was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing.

Survivors include three children, Caleb Binkley (Brittany Floyd), Rome, Hannah Binkley, Rome, and Johnathon Dollar, Rockmart; two granddaughters, Dalley Binkley and Adalynn Floyd; his mother, Reatha Dowdy, Rome; his father, Wayne Binkley (Ginger), Everett Springs; three brothers, Chris Binkley, Rome, Derick Pruitt (Bree), Rome, and Corey Binkley (Amanda), Ft. Payne, AL; grandmother, Thelma Binkley, Rome; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Shane Dover officiating.  Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.  Social distancing measures will be followed, and masks are requested.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 4 until 7pm.  Social distancing measures will be followed, and masks are requested.

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