Berneice Lane, daughter of the late George McConnaughhay and Lizzie Merritt McConnaughhay, was born on April 23, 1922 at Grayridge and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Jan. 31, 2002, at the age of 79. Mrs. Lane was a member of Trotter Church near Essex, a former employee of General Motors, A.C. Spark Plug Division in Flint, Mich. and a resident of Essex. She was united in marriage to Harold Otis Lane on Dec. 31, 1938 at Bloomfield. Mr. Lane preceded her in death on April 2, 1996. Survivors include five sons, George Wesley Lane and Donald Harold Lane, both of Eugene, Ore., Jimmy Dale Lane, Robert Ronald Lane and Timothy Raymond Lane, all of Flint, Mich.; by 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond McConnaughhay; by three sisters, Mary O'Neal, Ruth Scowden and Maggie Pennington. Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 - 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002. Funeral services were conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel, Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Hardin officiating. Interment followed at the Taylor Cemetery near Essex with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.