Jimmy Laney

June 25, 1938July 10, 2018

Jimmy Lee Laney, age 80, of Indian Land, SC, passed away on July 10, 2018.

He was born on June 25, 1938 in Charlotte, NC to the late Ruth and John Laney of Indian Land, SC.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Betty Jean (BJ) and two daughters, Jeanie Coggenshall (Al) of Rock Hill, SC and Debbie Sampson (Johnny) of Bristol, VA, his son, Richard Laney (Donna) of York, SC, and stepson, Dean McIver (Peggy) of Indian Land, SC, as well as eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers; Bill Laney, Charles Laney (Jerri), Johnny Laney, and Tommy Laney (Ann), all are of Indian Land, SC, four sisters; Betty Ruth Griffin and Lou Park of Indian Land, SC, Joann Sammataro of Rock Hill, SC, and Sue Funderburk (Rick) of Mint Hill, NC.

After working with Ashe Brick Company in Van Wyck out of high school, Jim began his roofing career at H&S Lumber Company in Charlotte. When H&S decided to get out of roofing and concentrate on the lumber side of the business, Jim, along with his father, older brother and a coworker bought the roofing division and formed Murr & Laney, Inc. in October of 1965. Jim retired from Murr & Laney, Inc. as Vice President/ Corporate Director in April of 2009 due to his illness.

In addition to his work, he really valued his time as a Special Deputy for Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department in the Indian Land area for over 18 years. He was also a member of the Indian Land Masonic Lodge and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Jim really enjoyed camping, fishing at the coast and Lake Wateree, but he was the happiest behind the wheel of the motorhome or van, taking many cross-country trips with BJ and six of his dearest friends.

We want to thank the staff of Agape Hospice for their loving care of Jim and the family during his illness, and a special thanks to Peggy Deas and Connie Barr for their concern and care for him. A very special thanks to Candy Pardue for her daily help, loving care, and encouragement to Jim and the family. During this difficult time Peggy, Connie, and Candy became like family to us.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 14 2018 at 12:30pm at McEwen Pineville Chapel with the funeral service following at 2:00pm. Burial will be held at Sharon Memorial Park following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to: Agape Hospice, 1326 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732; Ebenezer Baptist Church, 4214 Old Church Road, Lancaster, SC 29720; and/or the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Association.


  • Agape Hospice
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Assoc.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jimmy Laney

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Naomi Scott

July 12, 2018

So sad to hear this. Jimmy was a big part of our family for many years - classmate and best of friends with my brother Nelson. He and BJ purchased our home place there in Indian Land. Lou, his sister, and I are also lifelong friends and classmates. Prayers for the entire family.

Thomas Widgeon

July 12, 2018

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