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DIED DEC. 11, 2009
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Richard Lane Alexander, 61, of 126 Starmount Drive, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at home.
Born in Cleveland County, he graduated Gardner-Webb College in 1968, University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in business administration in 1970 and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Government in 1982.
Lane started his career in Cleveland County in 1971 as assistant finance director followed by advancing to finance director, as-sistant county manager and then retiring as Cleveland County manager in 2004.
He was a member at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, former member of North Carolina County Managers Association, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, National Association of Counties, Shelby Rotary Club, and United Way Board of Directors.
He enjoyed golf, bible study, exercising and spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren, Ella and Sel.
He was preceded in death by parents, Richard and Lois Hamrick Alexander.
He is survived by his spouse of 29 years, Hope Humphries Alexander; sons, Matthew Alexander, of Charlotte, and Bill Randolph and wife, Amy Carpenter, of Cherryville; brother, Aaron Alexander and wife, Shirley, of Boiling Springs; sister, Jennifer Packard and husband, Robert, of Surfside Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Ella Randolph and Sel Randolph, of Cherryville; nieces Kristi Esposito and husband, Stephen, of Surfside Beach, S.C., Kasey Riddick, of Suffolk, Va.; and nephew, Taylor Alexander, of Boiling Springs.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home
Funeral: Monday, 3 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Officiated by: Dr. Wayne Allen and The Rev. Katie Roberts
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1207 W. Dixon Blvd. Shelby NC 28152, Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr. Shelby NC 28150 or donor's choice of charity
Funeral home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home
Online condolences: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2009