ROXOBEL – Blanche Lane Corey, age 91, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living in Charlotte, NC.
Mrs. Corey was born in Roxobel in Bertie County, NC on December 5, 1921, a daughter of the late Lucille Peele and Samuel Russell Lane. She lived in Roxobel most of her life and was a member of Sandy Run Baptist Church. She was married to Thomas L. Corey, Sr., who preceded her in death, and from that union was born three children. Blanche was an avid gardener who enjoyed growing roses. She enjoyed cooking and watching birds, but above all, she loved to read her bible.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughters, Diane Paquin and husband, Tom of Lancaster, SC; and Linda White of Hampstead, NC; her son, Thomas L. Corey, Jr. and wife, Anna of Concord, NC; and her grandchildren, Ramona Lane of Greenville, NC, Kelly Corey of Huntersville, NC, and Thomas L. Corey, III of Concord, NC. She is also survived by a sister, Virginia Chappell of Taylors, NC; and two brothers, Charles Lane of Rocky Mount, NC, and Earl Lane of Kure Beach, NC. Besides her parents and husband, Blanche was predeceased by a brother, William Lane; and a sister, Rose Lane.