Ashley Hartwell Lane

September 27, 1942 - July 24, 2020

09/27/1942 - 07/24/2020

Past Services

Cemetery
Tuesday July 28, 2020

Visitation
Tuesday July 28, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Service
Tuesday July 28, 2020
1:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

FRANKLINTON, NC – Ashley Hartwell Lane, age 77, passed away on July 24, 2020, at Duke University Hospital in Durham. NC.

Mr. Lane was born in Portsmouth, VA on September 27, 1942, a son of the late Elton Alanson and Hazel Ercell Jilcott Lane. Ashley was retired as a Major in the United States Air Force, serving in Vietnam. He was a faithful member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in Durham, where he served on several committees including the social committee, grounds committee and sang in the choir.

Besides his parents, Ashley was preceded in death by a son, Ashley Wade Lane, and a sister, Bonnie Lane Shelor.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife Elaine Fairless Lane, a son, Curtis Hartwell Lane and wife, Amy of Oxford, NC; a brother, Elton Alanson Lane, Jr. and wife Peggy of Carrollton, VA; a sister, Annette Lane Mize and husband, Dwight of Waxsaw, NC, and four grandchildren, Jordan Lane, Brittany Lane Fischer, Meghan Lane, and Dalton Lane. Also surviving is a brothers-in-law George Shelor and Edward Fairless and wife, Ena.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 12:30 pm un til 1:00 pm, with the celebration of life service following at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery, Roxobel,, NC, with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN, 37214-0800 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Lane family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Margaret J Perso
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss! Ashley was so special to me! My dad Shorty and Jule were first cousins, so I am related down the line! Ashley gave me a ride home from East Carolina College back in the 60s! We rode the school buses together in our early lives. Ashley was as good as they come! A great guy and will be missed by so many of us!

Tommy & Becky Powell
2 years ago

Elaine so sorry to hear of your husband passing sending Prayers of comfort to you and family, Cecil called me Wednesday and asked me had I heard. Again so sorry old friend and classmate

Daisy Dunning
2 years ago

So sorry to hear this. WB High School classmate & overall very nice person!!

Michael Pierce
2 years ago

Curtis- Our condolences to you and your family. May the Lord comfort you and keep you, for he is ever present in our time of need.

Carolyn Martin
2 years ago

So sorry about this. We were classmates at. West Bertie. Sending prayers and condolences to the family

KAY EDWARDS
2 years ago

Elaine and Family, our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your dear Ashley. He was a kind, loving, Christian man who loved you and your family dearly. We thank him for his service and sacrifice to our country. He will be missed by many. Keep all those special memories close in your heart. May God grant you peace, comfort and rest in the days ahead. Love you, Kay and Ronald Edwards

Dianne Fairless Smith
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss, Elaine. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding bring you and your family comfort, wisdom,peace and strength during this time and there after. God bless you and your family.