Let the memory of Franklin be with us forever
  • 81 years old
  • Born on January 1, 1930 .
  • Passed away on December 28, 2011 .

Franklin Alonzo Lane, 81, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011 after a lengthy illness.

A native of Granville County, but lived most of his life in Person County, the son of the late Walter B and Ruth Mitchell Lane.  He was a former member of Grove Hill Methodist Church and member of Brooksdale United Methodist Church in Roxboro.  He was a devoted loving husband and father who cared dearly for his children, grandchildren and friends.  He had many fond memories of the Wilton community where he grew up with his church families and friends.  While living in Roxboro, he was a member of the Roxboro Exchange Club.  He was a kind hardworking and honorable man of faith who did his best to serve God and his community well.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Banks United Methodist Church by Rev. Cliff Wall.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are the mother of his children, Pat Cokewell of North Bend, Washington, a daughter, Nancy Lane of Chicago, three sons, Frank A. Lane, Jr. (Kathy) of Fuquay Varina, R. David Lane (Cathey) of Raleigh, Ben C. Lane (Jennifer) of Libertyville, Illinios, seven granddaughters, Denise Firman, Alecia Miller, Amanda Meyer, Taylor Lane, Jordan Lane, Evan Lane, Elizabeth Lane, three grandsons, Justin Lane, Travis Lane, Alek Lazarski, five great grandchildren, Hannah Firman, Dillon Firman, McKenna Firman, Michael Miller and Sofia Miller.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Theresa H. Lane, two brothers, Walter B. Lane Jr., Ralph H. Lane, three sisters, Carolyn and Marjorie Lane, and Barbara Lane Langston.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Banks United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial gifts may be made to Brooksdale United Methodist Church of Roxboro or Banks United Methodist Church of Wilton.

Posted by Doris Johnson on December 30, 2011
Love, thoughts and prayers is with all of you. God has taken a kind, gentle man who will suffer no more, May God comfort each of you and may the many fond memories you have of him help you through this time of grief. If we can not get to the service, please know that we are there in spirit Love, Doris and James
Posted by Jeannie Bowers on December 29, 2011
Frank, David,Ben,and Nancy,
I know Frank will be truly missed. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a very kind and loving man. I have fond memories of him and know you will all miss him. He is in heaven now at peace. May you feel the peace of the Lord in your time of sorrow. We Love you, Jeannie and Jim Bowers
Posted by Sarah Boyd on December 29, 2011
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort as I have in Gods promise that soon “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore” Revelation 21:4. We are further comforted in Gods promise that our dead loved ones have the hope of living again. John 5:28, 29; Isaiah 26:19. My condolences go out to the family.

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