Rev. Elton Austin Lane, 82, of Lancaster, husband of Doris King Lane, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Morningside.
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He was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Walterboro, a son of the late Moses S. Lane and Clara Smoak Lane Fender.
Preacher Lane was a member of Second Baptist Church in Lancaster and was a happy, God-fearing-man, a loving husband, father and friend to all.
A few months ago Preacher Lane was giving advice to a younger pastor and told him "Preach the Bible and love the people", and that is just what he did in his life. He preached for more than 45 years at various churches, including Westside Baptist Church in Spartanburg, Walnut Hill Baptist Church in Campobello, Toms Creek Baptist Church in Martin, Ga, as well as White Springs Baptist Church in Lancaster.
Rev. Lane was very active as a minister after his retirement, serving 12 different churches as an interim pastor.
A service to celebrate the life of Rev. Lane is 2 p.m. today, June 11, at Second Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Tillman, Micah Lane, and Larry Helm officiating. Burial will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park.
Rev. Lane is survived by his wife, Doris King Lane; four sons, Rocky and his wife, Karen, of Jasper, Ga., Greg and his wife, Lisa, of Lancaster, Micah and his wife, Lyn, of Myrtle Beach, Ben and his wife, Jennifer, of Lancaster; two stepsons, Tommy King and his fiancé, Paulette, of West Columbia, and Clayton King of Lancaster; a daughter, Sherri Cauthen and her husband, Snooks, of Lancaster; a stepdaughter, Janice Holloway and her husband, Mike, of Bluffton; and a sister, June Liles of Ridgeland.
Rev. Lane is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Brian Lane of Lackmont, Ga., Danya Knight and her husband, Trey, Mack Lane, Montana Lane, Ashlee Lane and Eli Lane, all of Lancaster, Austin Lane, Aaron Lane and Megan Lane, all of Myrtle Beach, Tyler Lane and Hannah Lane, both of Rock Hill; four great-grandchildren, Justin Knight, Natalie Knight, Adam Knight and Pressley Knight, all of Lancaster.
Rev. Lane was preceded in death by a his first wife, Maxine Floyd Lane.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Lancaster Funeral Home and other times at the home of Ben and Jennifer Lane, 925 Forest Drive
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 110 Dillon Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Rev. Lane.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Lancaster
709 North White Street Post Office Box 339
Lancaster, SC 29721
Published in The Lancaster News on June 11, 2014