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Christopher Ryan Lanier

ROCK HILL -- Christopher Ryan Lanier, 15, of 651 Winding Branch Road, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Christ The King Church, 13501 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C., with the Rev. Craig Bollinger officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Clover, S.C. A gathering of friends and family will be at Lake Wylie Junction Restaurant, 13105 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C., following the graveside service.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 30, 2008, at M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, 4820 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie, S.C.

Mr. Lanier was born December 3, 1992, in Lexington, N.C., to Christie Anne Owens and Joseph Woods. Christopher was a rising sophomore at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

He is survived by mother, Christie Anne Owens, father, Joseph Woods, and sister, Alexandria Woods, all of the home; maternal grandparents, Julie and Gregory Metcalfe of Lake Wylie, S.C., and Libby and Ronnie Owens of Lexington, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Maxine and Joe Woods Sr. of Rock Hill; and great-grandmother, Jeanne Davidson of Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Christ The King Church, 13501 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28278.

M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Lake Wylie, S.C., is serving the family of Mr. Lanier.