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Elsie Lane


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Elsie Hardin Lane

Elsie Hardin Lane, 92, passed peacefully into her heavenly home, July 24, 2011, at Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, Georgia.

Elsie was born to Robert Ellis Hardin, Sr. and Ella Louise (Eloise) Younger and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She was an alumnus of Tuscaloosa High School, University of Alabama, and also a University of Alabama at Birmingham nursing scholarship student. She married Fields Hampton Lane of Ramseur, NC in 1940. They moved to Tallahassee with their five children in 1957 and became active members of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Elsie volunteered countless hours as a Pink Lady at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and in the clinic at Leon High School. She was an active founding and charter member of Calvary United Methodist Church and held many positions including volunteer church secretary. She had a beautiful voice and sang soprano in the choir which also performed cantatas in collaboration with the FSU music department. She was the first volunteer PTA coordinator for the Country Store at the Tallahassee Museum. Elsie worked 18 years for the State of Florida: Licensing and Registration, Marine Patrol, and Natural Resources. She moved to Jekyll Island, Ga., in 2009 to live with her daughter and joined the Jekyll Island United Methodist Church where she quickly made dear friends to whom she was a wonderful Christian witness and inspiration. Prior to leaving Tallahassee, she lived at Georgia Belle Apartments where she attended church services, Bible study and prayer groups. During this time, she was a much loved member of her son's church, Tallahassee Heights United Methodist Church.

Elsie was born to Robert Ellis Hardin, Sr. and Ella Louise (Eloise) Younger and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She was an alumnus of Tuscaloosa High School, University of Alabama, and also a University of Alabama at Birmingham nursing scholarship student. She married Fields Hampton Lane of Ramseur, NC in 1940. They moved to Tallahassee with their five children in 1957 and became active members of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Bobby Lane (Dana) of Tampa and Randy Lane (Shirley) of Tallahassee; daughter, Dorothy Carswell (John) of Jekyll Island, Ga.; grandsons, Cole and Clay Lane, Matthew and Benjamin Carswell, Dustan Lane (Mary), Joseph G. Lane, granddaughters, Shannon Foote (Richie) and Colleen Davis; great grandchildren; Ashley Marie Lowery-Lane, Kelsie, Brooke and Brogan Davis, Andy Lane Davis, and Hampton Hunter Lane; nephews and nieces; Margaret Evridge, Forrest and Greer Butler, Phyllis Hardin Vaughn, Barbara Gibbs, Brenda Hardin, Roberta Dryden, Pat Burns, Margie Hartley; sister-in-law, Mavis Drawdy and great nephews and nieces and many friends.

Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Fields Hampton Lane; daughter, Susan Ann Lane; son, William Jefferson "Billy" Lane; sister, Elizabeth Hardin Butler; brothers, Robert Ellis Hardin, Jr. and Jack Hardin; niece, Marybeth Peacock. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 29, 2011, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Calvary Methodist Church on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10:00am followed by a funeral service at 10:30am. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway | Brunswick, Georgia 31525, in Elsie's memory.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from July 27 to July 29, 2011
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