Lanelle Counts
August 17, 1936 -
July 4, 2019

Visitation

July 7, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Service 

July 7, 2019
4:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Sara Lanelle Counts, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 4 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Bro. James West and Bro. Chris Jones will officiate. Visitation with the family will be from 2 PM until 4 PM on Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Lanelle was born on August 17, 1936 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late Brince Waid and Veda Luna Waid. She worked as a payroll clerk with Serbin, then was the payroll supervisor with Scovill Manufacturing. When Scovill left Lincoln County, Lanelle kept her roots at home in Fayetteville, working with Amana. She retired in 2001 in Quality Control from Teledyne Brown in Lewisburg, TN. Mrs. Counts was a member of the Mimosa Church of Christ. Lanelle passed away on July 4, 2019 at her residence.

Survivors include her daughter, Waidene Counts-Bonner of Fayetteville; grandson, Brince Waid Bonner of Fayetteville; granddaughter, Alexis Sydney “Lexi” Reese and her mother, Terri Reese; brother, Michael Counts; and a sister, Paulette Matteson. In addition to her parents, Lanelle was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Counts; daughter, Cammie Lanette Counts; and a son, Andrew “Andy” Brince Counts.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Cary B Sullivan, Lincoln County Tribute Chair, PO Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Sara Lanelle Counts.

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10 Comments

  1. Lorry Hill Anderton

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have Mrs Lanelle all my life. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  2. James & Kaye Bonner

    Waidene, I’m so sorry to hear of Lanelle’s passing. It has been a long and difficult struggle for her and is now over.

    Reply
  3. Theresa Currin

    So sorry to hear this. She was a sweet lady! Praying for the family. Rick & Theresa Currin

    Reply
  4. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    To the Count’s Family. I am so sorry about Lanelle being so sick, I know she is in a better place and not suffering any more. We went to school together and reconnected after all those years and enjoyed eating at Senior Citizens together. We will miss her and her watching the Rook bunch, she played some too.

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  5. Gay Parsley

    Waidene, My Condolences to you and family on loss of your precious Mother. She was such a great lady and I have many good memories of her… God Bless you…

    Reply
  6. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear of her passing. Our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  7. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Waidene and Brince,
    You know how we all loved Mrs. Counts. Our love and prayers for you both at this sad time of loss. She will be missed and I am glad I could call her my friend.
    Love you !
    Lenace

    Reply
  8. Cynthia Dunivan

    Waidene, sending much love and hugs to you and your family. I am so saddened to learn of the loss of your sweet mother. Cindy -Lynn Dunivan

    Reply
  9. Amy Clark

    Waidene,
    Prayers and hugs for you. I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. Debbie Gentry Miahnahri

    Waidene, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply

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10 Comments

  1. Lorry Hill Anderton

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have Mrs Lanelle all my life. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  2. James & Kaye Bonner

    Waidene, I’m so sorry to hear of Lanelle’s passing. It has been a long and difficult struggle for her and is now over.

    Reply
  3. Theresa Currin

    So sorry to hear this. She was a sweet lady! Praying for the family. Rick & Theresa Currin

    Reply
  4. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    To the Count’s Family. I am so sorry about Lanelle being so sick, I know she is in a better place and not suffering any more. We went to school together and reconnected after all those years and enjoyed eating at Senior Citizens together. We will miss her and her watching the Rook bunch, she played some too.

    Reply
  5. Gay Parsley

    Waidene, My Condolences to you and family on loss of your precious Mother. She was such a great lady and I have many good memories of her… God Bless you…

    Reply
  6. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear of her passing. Our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  7. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Waidene and Brince,
    You know how we all loved Mrs. Counts. Our love and prayers for you both at this sad time of loss. She will be missed and I am glad I could call her my friend.
    Love you !
    Lenace

    Reply
  8. Cynthia Dunivan

    Waidene, sending much love and hugs to you and your family. I am so saddened to learn of the loss of your sweet mother. Cindy -Lynn Dunivan

    Reply
  9. Amy Clark

    Waidene,
    Prayers and hugs for you. I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  10. Debbie Gentry Miahnahri

    Waidene, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply

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