George Earl “Bro” Lane, 52, of Oxford, in the Hicksboro community, died Monday, May 27 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. A graveside memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Sunset Gardens in Henderson, conducted by the Rev. Frank Sossamon and the Rev. Gus Gillespie.

Born in Warren County, Mr. Lane was the son of the late Betty Short Lane and William Earl Lane.

Bro. was employed with Katesville Pallet Mill Logging Company, and he attended Bullock Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Charlene Smith Lane; two daughters, Carrie L. Wilson (Chris) and Anna Danielle Lane; two sisters, Donna L. Shields (Barry) and Betty L. Dickerson (Steve); a brother and sister-in-law, Lowell and Grace Smith.

Memorials may be made to Bullock Baptist Church, 4078 Buckhorn Rd., Bullock, NC 27507, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Sossamon Funeral Home of Henderson. Online condolences may be made at