LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Lankford, 71, of Belleville, Michigan.
Born Sept. 24, 1937 in Jackson County (Gainesboro) to Mrs. Maggie L. Lankford and the late Bud Lankford, he died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
He received his primary education in Smith and Wilson Counties. Mr. Lankford served with the United States Air Froce, rising to the rank of Airman 2nd Class. He served for 25 years as a law enforcement officer.
The family will receive friends Saturday at 12 Noon with services to follow. Brother Issac Winfree will be the eulogist. Burial will be at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: mother Maggie Winfree Brown; brother Edward Brown; aunts Gradie Eddings and Marie Winfree; sister-in-law Thelma Carter as well as several other close relations and friends.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by brothers Terry Brown and Jermon Lee Carter, Sr.
J.C. Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.