GEORGETOWN / Thomas Wannamaker Lane, Jr., 57, died Friday, Mar. 12, 2004 at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston. Mr. Lane was born January 27, 1947 in Columbia, a son of Thomas Wannamaker Lane and the late Elise McLain Lane. He was a graduate of A.C. Flora High School and The Citadel. Mr. Lane served four years in the US Air Force and attained the rank of Captain. As an Air Force pilot, he flew transport planes into Japan and VietNam. Mr. Lane was a communicant of Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church. Mr. Lane was employed in Columbia as a real estate agent and with the Richland Co. Assessors Office prior to moving to Georgetown. He was the first Assessor for Georgetown Co. and later opened a real estate appraisal business, The Lane Co., which he operated until 1995. He then returned to the Georgetown County Assessors Office as Deputy Assessor until his retirement in 2003. Surviving in addition to his father of Columbia are his wife, Jan J. Lane of Georgetown; a daughter, Elise L. Kelly and her husband, Matt of Georgetown; a son, Kenneth Wood and his wife, Michelle of Georgetown; two sisters, Louise L. Caskey and her husband, John of Columbia and Page L. Hodson and her husband, Joe of Columbia; two grandsons, Samuel Wood and Ethan Wood, both of Georgetown; and two granddaughters, Hayden Kelly and Taylor Kelly, both of Georgetown. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 14, at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul C. Fuener and the Rev. Scott R. Fleischer. A reception will immediately follow the service in the church parish hall. Sign a guest book at mayerfuneralhome.com or MyrtleBeachOnline.com. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101, Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, PO Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442, or St. Frances Humane Society, 125 Ridge St., Georgetown, SC 29440. The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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