She was the daughter of Lake Hudson and Ethel Roberts Stiles and a graduate of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School class of 1959.
She is survived by: a daughter, Kennette Stiles Weatherford of Albuqueque, N.M.; a son, Stephen Lake Sargent (Kay) of Middleburg, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: a sister, Lillian Chastain. Three brothers, Bert Stiles of Buchanan, Bob Stiles (Sharon) of Otto and Billy Joe Stiles (Mavis) of Rabun Gap, Hazel Wilson and LaVerne Henry of Franklin, along with many nieces and nephews survive.
Lane worked as an executive secretary from 1978-2002 for GM Corporation, First Union Bank and University of Florida. After retirement she worked as a house director in fraternal organization in Tallahassee, Fla., Columbia, S.C., and most recently in Lexington, Va.
A private graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Beaver of Black Mountain, N.C.
Memorial gifts may be made to Noah’s Ark Humane Society, 1239 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, NC 28734; or to Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Archives, 339 Nacoochee Drive, Rabun Gap, GA 30568.
Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Aug. 16, 2012