Lucille Nesbitt Cross Lane, age 98, of Winterville, GA and formerly of Iron City, GA passed on to her final rest on March 4, 2016 at her home at Avery Place in Winterville, GA. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Corinth Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Talmadge Worsley and Rev. James Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Roger Lane, Phillip McDaniel, Roger Aligood, Mark Hawkins, Joe Burke, and Jim Dozier serving as active casketbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 2:00 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Corinth Cemetery Fund c/o Durwood Morris PO Box 447 Iron City, GA 39859 or to Gentiva Hospice 855 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. Lucille Cross Lane was born December 19, 1917 to Harry and Myrtle Robinson Cross in Seminole County and lived with her father, Harry H. Cross, his twin brother, Morgan Oliver (Scrap) and her brother H.B. (Boy) Cross at the Miller County Line on Hwy 45 South. Although she attended Elementary School in Iron City, GA, she graduated from Miller County High School in 1934. She was an excellent student of school and life with an ongoing interest in people, events, and places. She never met a stranger and loved to tell or hear a good story. On January 1, 1942, she married Clarence Lance (Big C) and lived on him on their farm until his death in 2001. She continued to live in Seminole County for 89 ½ years moving to Donalsonville where her neighbors were a source of social life and stimulation as they shared meals and played card games together. In 2007, she moved to Athens to be near her “children”. The Friday Liverpool Rummy group motivated her to remain active as life changes were occurring for each of them. Mrs. Lane had a 10 year career as a bookkeeper and clerk at Cross Hardware in Iron City. She knew family members of several generations and delighted in contact with aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law and especially with members of her church. She was a faithful and active member of Corinth Free Will Baptist Church in Iron City serving as Church Clerk for many years and cemetery committee member for an extended time. She was the Sunday School Teacher for the Youth as well as for the Adults later in life. Her faith enabled her to comfort others as a friend, family member, neighbor and volunteer. For several years she worked as a volunteer at the Southwest Georgia Mental Hospital in Bainbridge, GA. She was a member of the Donalsonville Garden Club. Her love of bowling developed at age 67 and resulted in receipt of several awards including Sportsmanship. She was a people person with a beautiful spirit and great sense of humor which, along with her positive attitude, enabled her to endure horrible pain with grace for years. She leaves to treasure her memory her children Harriette and Jim Wren of Athens, GA; her sister-in-law, Bernice Chambers Cross; the families of nephews Steve Cross and Ricky Cross along with the families of nieces Diane Cross Copeland and Marvilyn Wright. Additionally, she is dear to the families of her many first cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Clarence Lane; her mother-in-law, Lettie Goodwin Lane; her brother, H.B. (Boy) Cross; her father, Harry H. Cross; and her mother, Myrtle Robinson Cross. Mrs. Lane very often expressed appreciation for all the special people in her life including those who cared for her with loving kindness. Gratitude is expressed to all the caring and capable caregivers who attended her in her home and later at Avery Place Assisted Living as well as to the staff and volunteers of Gentiva Hospice.