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Robert Franklin Lane

September 3, 1927 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 93)
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Message from Bob Anderson
January 13, 2021 8:31 AM

Sorry to hear of Mr. Lane's passing. It had been several years since I'd seen him. I don't know why, but I just remembered when the school all chipped in an bought him a canoe! Funny remembrance.
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A candle was lit by Robbie Anderson on January 13, 2021 8:28 AM
Message from Larry Jernigan
January 3, 2021 4:34 PM

Mrs Lane and other family members:
I am so sorry to hear of Mr Lane’s passing. Back in 1968 he gave me my first job following graduating from college and I was privileged to work with him at Amelia Academy for 2 years. He helped me to get the business department started where I taught typing, bookkeeping and general business. He was an inspiration to me as I was getting started my career. I will never forget his influence on my teaching career. Even after leaving Amelia I’ve never forgotten him and a number of others from Amelia Academy. I do hope and pray all of you will find strength, peace and comfort in Gods loving care during this time in you lives.
Larry Jernigan
New Bern, NC
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A candle was lit by Tommy Nester on January 3, 2021 6:07 AM
Message from James Grizzard
January 2, 2021 8:53 AM

Mr. Lane's long career n education is indicative of his love for children and his desire to promote their learning. Such men influence lives well beyond the classroom. His reach still continues in the lives that he touched with both his words and his character. May he rest well upon the mountain.
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A candle was lit by Kathy King on January 1, 2021 8:10 PM
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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on January 1, 2021

Mr. Lane made so many of us better. He personified character. He is now in heaven.

Message from Doris Barden Bohannon, AA Graduation Class of 1970
January 1, 2021 7:48 PM

Thoughts & prayers, Lane Family. Expressing deepest sympathy.
Message from Milton Kline
January 1, 2021 12:54 PM

I remember your dad and I wish you and your family the best! He made the world a better place.
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A candle was lit by Allen Hinman on January 1, 2021 12:51 PM
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A candle was lit by Steve Arrington on January 1, 2021 12:39 PM
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An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on January 1, 2021
Message from Raymond Burke Jr
December 31, 2020 5:50 PM

Mrs Lane, Steve, Mark and Tracy,

On behalf of the Burke family we wish to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Mr Robert “Bob” Lane was an educator and headmaster who made an everlasting impact on many lives and contributed so much to what many of us have become. Mr Lane will be greatly missed by those he touched and those who touched him but he will never be forgotten. I am honored to have known Mr Lane and ask God’s blessing for his family and that he will provide comfort to each of you.

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A candle was lit by Inez Burris on December 31, 2020 2:14 PM
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A candle was lit by Majid and Karen on December 31, 2020 1:34 PM
Mark and Family we are praying for comfort and peace.
Majid,Karen, Rameen,Darian,Shayna and Adam
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A candle was lit by Kashanikhah Family on December 31, 2020 1:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Amy McMillian on December 31, 2020 12:53 PM
Message from Chris VandeRiet-Thacker
December 31, 2020 10:47 AM

Had a lot of good days ,laughting and Mrs Eva Scott picked on him to get him goin g Fine Man a real Gentleman
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A candle was lit by Chris VandeRiet-Thacker on December 31, 2020 10:43 AM
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A candle was lit by Henry and Debbie Mason on December 31, 2020 10:21 AM
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A TABLE BASKET was ordered on December 31, 2020
Message from Rob Brown
December 31, 2020 12:34 AM

My condolences to Fern, Tracy and all your family. Bob’s folksy tales of life in Caroline County were classics, and his knack for somehow coming out of nowhere to suggest that it was about time for a haircut (in the days of the school dress code) was legendary. I appreciate the lessons I learned on occasional visits to his office (imagine that) as he spoke respectfully and earnestly with me about the issue of the day.
Message from Betty and David Ingram
December 30, 2020 8:39 PM

Mr. Lane was a favorite teacher. He was combined humor and discipline to make the Ag and shop classes while we learned. His smile and gentle voice will always be remembered.
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A candle was lit by Bonnie Southall Morton on December 30, 2020 7:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Kathy Poore Selman on December 30, 2020 6:38 PM
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A candle was lit by Debra Poore on December 30, 2020 6:27 PM
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A candle was lit by Norman and Barbara Harver on December 30, 2020 4:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Charlie & Sherry Mann on December 30, 2020 3:52 PM
Message from Charlie & Sherry Mann
December 30, 2020 3:52 PM

So sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each family member.
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