Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006      Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Tilda Sophia Lanter

MONTCALM Tilda Sophia Lanter, 84, of Box 171, Montcalm (Lorton Lick Road), passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006 at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1922 in McComas to the late William G. Dunford and Mandy Scott Dunford.

Tilda was a member of the Wesleyan Church on Lorton Lick Road and was a resident of Montcalm for most of her life. She was formerly a legal secretary for Feuchtenberger & Barringer Legal Corporation in Bluefield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son: Malcom Jeffery Lanter and her loving husband: Emmett William Lanter.

Survivors Include: Three sons: Allen Jackson Lanter of Pulaski, Va., Ralph Warren Lanter of Rock, Timothy Carter Lanter of Welch; two daughters: Dolores Eloise Bowling of Proctorville, Ohio, Joyce Ann Patterson of Monett, Mo.; one sister: Naomi Patterson of Green Valley; 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. Barry Wright officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

Friends and family may call at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Lanter family