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James Edward Lane, 78, of Coalgate died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in Coalgate.
Family night will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Coalgate United Methodist Churchw with Dr. James Crowson officiating. Burial will be at Cairo Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service of Coalgate.
He was born on April 18, 1939, to Willie and Minnie Mae (Davis) Lane, in Ashland. He attended school at Ashland, graduating in 1958.
James worked in the construction field as a soil stabilization supervisor and was a rancher.
A veteran, he proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard.
James married Mary Alice Munn on Feb. 14, 1999, in Stewart.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Coalgate where he was baptized on May 6, 2017. He enjoyed ranching.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice (Munn) Lane, of the home; son, Tracy Lane, of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Amy Pettigrew and Chad Thompson, of Coalgate; son, Brett Burns and wife, Melissa, of Coalgate; mother-in-law, Geneva (Munn) Allerding, of Coalgate; brothers, O.L. (Pete) Lane and wife, June, of Ashland, Troy Truman Lane, of Naples, Texas, and Leonard J. Lane and wife, Barbara, of Burleson, Texas; sister, Carolyn Sue Hammer and husband, Steve, of Arlington, Texas; brother-in-law, Lee Munn and wife, Colleen; grandchildren, Alicen Pettigrew, Troy Newman, Beau "D" Shannon, Zack and Tori Kingston, Darby Kingston, Emily and Taylor Airington, Sam Kingston, Patrick Kingston and Lilly Burns, along with numerous nieces, nephews and dearly loved friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.E. and Minnie Mae (Davis) Lane; brothers, Haskel P. Lane and wife, Lilly, Harley R. Lane and wife, Alvera, Clifford B. Lane and wife, Louise, J.W. Lane, and Donald W. Lane, and sisters, Geneva Cunningham and husband, Vernon, and Lula Mae Rush and husband, Lynn.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Roberts, Greg Hammer, Joseph Sallee, Butch Porter, Jarrett Abelson, Joni Crawley, Dr. Kay Helms, Starla Christman, Luke Cope and Rick Lane.
Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Johnston, Bob Strunk, Paul Hooe, Dr. RJ Helton, Phillip Wood, John Powell, Jerry Hendrics, John Showman.
Donations may be made in remembrance of James Lane to the United Methodist Food Bank of Becky's Blessing Box.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to brownsfscoalgate@sbcglobal.net. Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.
Published on July 6, 2017
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