It is with the deepest of regret that the Georgia Association of Broadcasters informs you about the passing of Ellis Lanier “Lanny” Finch. Lanny recently had serious surgery and passed away on the morning of June 22, 2018.
Lanny was a dear friend and mentor. He will be sincerely missed. Lanny was a long time GAB board member, GAB Board Chairman, GAB Director of Sales and later on, the President of the GAB. He twice revised the state of Georgia’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) Plan and proudly helped create the state Levi’s Calls for missing children. The GAB scholarship that bears his name has distributed over $75,000.00 in Scholarships since being redesigned under Lanny’s presidency in 2003. Lanny was inducted into the GAB Hall of Fame in 2007.
A Memorial Service will held on Tuesday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the Floral Hills Funeral Home, 3150 Lawrenceville, Highway Tucker, GA, 30084. The family will host a reception for family and friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. following the service. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the GAB E. Lanier Finch Scholarship Program or to the University Libraries Annual Giving Capstone Fund at the University of Alabama.
**If you would like to donate to the GAB E. Lanier Finch Scholarship Program, all checks can be made out to “GAB Scholarship Funds Inc” and mailed to the GAB office:
6 West Druid Hills Drive, NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30329
(Leave your favorite memory of Lanny under the “Remembering” section on the website.)