The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


November 6, 2012

Johnny Lane

The funeral for Johnny Lane, 59, of Athens, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sandlin Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Lane died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital.

He was a lifelong plumber, construction worker, welder and equipment operator. He loved repairing things and building mechanical and hydraulics. He was a member of Shepherd’s Chapel in Garvette, Ark., and Concord Baptist Church in Toney.

Survivors include his loving wife, Judy Lane, of whom he said, “Judy is the love that I never dreamed of finding”; two children and two step-children, Brandon Fielding and wife Lisa, and Carrie Cox and husband Chris Cox; cherished grandchildren, Ethan Morrell, Haley Emery, Molly Cox, Riley Cox, Lydia Fielding, Lilly Fielding, Christopher Cowan and Kim Cowan; four brothers, Lloyd Lane, Billy Barnes, Bobby Barnes, Jack Barnes; four sisters, Ann Brown, Edna Gee, Becky Spiegel and Barbara Goode; and 16 nieces and nephews.

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