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Maurice Sr. Vincent Lane

Maurice Vincent Lane Sr., 90, died May 14, 2011. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 11 at Liberty Chapel Church in Eatonton, Ga.
Mr. Lane was born in Ansonia, Conn., the son of Maurice Patrick Lane and Susan Koch Lane. He attended Georgia Military College, transferring to the University of Georgia where he received a bachelor’s of science degree in geology. He completed a master’s in geology at Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Lane served in the Merchant Marines and enlisted in the Army Air Force during World War II. Thereafter he did some mapping of the Northwest Territories in Canada. For the next five years he worked for Standard Oil of New Jersey in Talara, Peru and Bogota, Colombia. Later he moved to Salvador Bahia, Brazil where he was employed by Petrobras as one of their leading geologists for oil exploration. There he formed his own consulting and exploratory geology firm to look for minerals and water throughout the interior and Amazon Basin of Brazil. Mr. Lane was particularly proud of being elected president of the American Chamber of Commerce for state of Bahia, Brazil.
He loved to play golf and traveled extensively with his family throughout Central and South America. He had many friends that were scattered all over the world.
Mr. Lane’s wife, Edna Davis Lane, preceded him in death five years earlier. He was married for over 60 years. He is survived by his son, Vince Lane of Payson; daughter, Melinda Lane (Broadus) Willingham of Macon, Ga.; three grandchildren, Amy Angell Willingham of Anchorage, Alaska, Kassandra Willingham (Jordan) Kellett of Atlanta, Ga. and Broadus Willingham V of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Peggy Lane Butts of Newington, Conn., and Dorrie Lane Czarra of Bethesda, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Liberty Chapel Church, P.O. Box 3296, Eatonton, GA 31024, or to a favorite charity.
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