Edna Davis Lane


Edna Davis Lane, 82, died Aug. 30, 2004 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Eatonton, Ga., the daughter of the late Heck H. Davis and Enthy M. Davis.

She was a devoted housewife and former high school teacher. Upon graduation from Georgia State College for Women, she taught in Monticello, and later in Carrabelle, Fla. She did summer post graduate work at Florida State University. Twice she received National Science Foundation grants to further her studies at Hamilton College, New York and Bogata, Columbia.

Mrs. Lane and family moved to Bogata, Columbia where her husband, a geologist, was employed by Exxon. Subsequent transfers brought them to Talara, Peru. After two years in Peru, the family moved to Salvador, Bahia Brazil where her husband continued in the oil business. Mrs. Lane continued her teaching at Escola Pan Americana in Salvador.

An avid bridge player and golfer, she also enjoyed collecting antiques and art. After 32 years in South America, she and her husband returned to the United States.

She is survived by her husband, Maurice V. Lane of Eatonton; son, Maurice V. Lane, Jr. of Payson; daughter, Melinda L. (Broadus E.) Willingham IV of Macon, Ga.; three grandchildren, Amy A. Willingham of Anchorage, Alaska, Kassandra E. Willingham of Charleston, S.C. and Broadus E. Willingham V of Greenville, S.C.; three sisters, Lucy Pierce of Nelsonville, Ohio, Anne Kirkley of Covington and Irene Sharp of Eatonton; and brother, Lynn Davis of Savannah.

Memorial services were held Sept. 2 in Liberty Chapel, Eatonton, Ga.

Arrangements were handled by Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Milledgeville, Ga.

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