Mr. Andy Lanier, 84, of Eclectic, passed away August 9, 2020. He was born August 11, 1935. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 2 p.m. at Linville Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Andrew Schmitt officiating. He graduated from Samford University at 17 years of age. He was accepted into Naval Intelligence but was unable to serve due to an injury. He started his teaching career in 1955 and after retirement from public school, he became principal at Haverhill Baptist Day School in West Palm Beach. He was a world renowned orchid expert. He enjoyed collecting orchid stamps, coins and currency and has the world’s largest collection of each. His hobbies were raising orchids, pigeons and carnivorous plants, creating bonzais, and researching genealogy. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Lanier. He is survived by his daughters, Terry Lanier and Karen Colligan; brother, James Lanier (Judy); grandsons, Christopher Colligan (Leticia) and Andrew Colligan; great grandchildren, William Colligan and Marianela Colligan; nieces, Salome Vance and Carrie Mitchell (Brad); nephew, David Gresham (Tammy) and friends, Beth and Jay Johnson, Kimberly Whitney and Courtney Martin. Online condolences at

Linville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory

Eclectic, Alabama

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