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Mary Etta Lanier Auten
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 11, 2008
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Mary Etta Lanier Auten, formerly of Moore's Chapel Road, died Friday, July 11, 2008 at her daughter's home, surrounded by her family.

She was a native of Belmont, and the daughter of the late Thomas Columbus Lanier and Anna Lynn Lanier.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church of Charlotte.

Interment: Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2008, McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont.

Mary Etta was raised in Belmont and began playing as a church organist at the age of 14 in East Belmont Baptist Church, then Moore's Chapel United Methodist Church, and beginning in 1968 at Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was a homemaker but was also retired from Belk's. She was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. She was a loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors: Daughters, Paula Auten Price and husband Jerry of Charlotte; Gina Auten Warner and husband Paul of Waxhaw; grandchildren, Jason Price and wife Megan; Anna Price, all of Mount Holly; Marcie Warner; Brittany Warner, both of Waxhaw; great-grandson, Charlie Price of Mount Holly; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: In addition to her parents, her husband of 49 years, Paul Springs Auten; brothers, Grady, Arthur, Rev. William, and Richard Lanier, and sisters, Hattie Lanier Stewart and Ila Mae Lanier Isenhour Bush.

Officiating clergy: Reverend Rick Brooks

Memorials: Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2324 Sam Wilson Rd., Charlotte, NC 28214 or Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Condolences may be sent online at

Arrangements: McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont.
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 12, 2008
Forest Lawn West Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: The Kinsman
Record added: Dec 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102361867
Mary Etta <i>Lanier</i> Auten
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