Obituaries

Lillian Sanders
B: 1922-10-21
D: 2018-06-18
View Details
Sanders, Lillian
Margaret Childs
D: 2018-06-16
View Details
Childs, Margaret
Lois Arnold
D: 2018-06-16
View Details
Arnold, Lois
Betty Gann
B: 1929-04-13
D: 2018-06-16
View Details
Gann, Betty
Linda Strickland
B: 1944-02-28
D: 2018-06-16
View Details
Strickland, Linda
Larry Stewart
B: 1999-01-22
D: 2018-06-16
View Details
Stewart, Larry
Shirley Adams
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Adams, Shirley
Margaret Whitehead
B: 1949-12-15
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Whitehead, Margaret
Elizabeth Johnson
B: 1942-11-01
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Johnson, Elizabeth
Donnie Thompson
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Thompson, Donnie
Thomas Oliver
B: 1918-10-24
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Oliver, Thomas
Betty Pruitt
B: 1930-07-01
D: 2018-06-14
View Details
Pruitt, Betty
Bernard Fischer
D: 2018-06-12
View Details
Fischer, Bernard
Kelly Checketts
B: 1978-08-11
D: 2018-06-11
View Details
Checketts, Kelly
Ann Giles
B: 1931-03-25
D: 2018-06-10
View Details
Giles, Ann
Benjamin Rowan
B: 1988-10-03
D: 2018-06-09
View Details
Rowan, Benjamin
James Jackson
B: 1930-05-25
D: 2018-06-07
View Details
Jackson, James
Eli Ingram, Jr.
B: 1930-11-13
D: 2018-06-06
View Details
Ingram, Jr., Eli
Helen Bell
B: 1928-05-10
D: 2018-06-05
View Details
Bell, Helen
Amelia Stephenson
B: 1939-11-14
D: 2018-06-02
View Details
Stephenson, Amelia
Carol Boughton
B: 1937-11-19
D: 2018-06-02
View Details
Boughton, Carol

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706) 546-1587
Fax: (706) 548-7984
Lance Wilder
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Lance Wilder

Lance Jason Wilder, 47, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Lance was the youngest son of Donald E. Wilder and Shirley Hardy Wilder. He was an avid baseball fan who was devoted to his Atlanta Braves, and a self described “music junky” and supporter of the arts. Lance received his doctorate from the University of Georgia, where he was also a Senior Lecturer in the English Department. He was a highly regarded teacher who—despite his curmudgeonly exterior—was a caring mentor to his students, always dedicated to their development as scholars and individuals. He also taught in the UGA at Oxford program and served as the associate director in the British and Irish Studies Program. Prior to receiving his PhD, he completed undergrad at Furman University and received his Master’s Degree from Baylor University. Having lived in Athens for the past 22 years, Lance was very active in the community and served on several boards including the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. Most importantly, he was a loving father to his son, Declan O’Brien Wilder who he cherished and celebrated.
Survivors in addition to his parents and son include his wife, Shannon O’Brien Wilder; one sister, Lisa Allred (Andy); one brother, Scott Wilder (Donna); one niece, two nephews and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. Interment will follow at Athens Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home, and Monday, May 22, 2017 from 1:00 until 2:00 pm at the church. Pallbearers will include Scott Wilder, Billy Wilder, Kevin Byerly, and Caleb Allred.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center.
Lord and Stephens, East is in charge of arrangements.
Order Flowers

Recently Shared Condolences

Recently Shared Stories

Recently Shared Photos