JEAN MOSIER MAYE LANE - Smith Mountain Eagle: Obituaries

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Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 3:37 pm

Jean Mosier Maye Lane of Hardy, Va. passed away, Monday, May 28, 2012 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born July 28, 1930 in Sumter, S.C.; she was a daughter of the late Eugene Tarleton Mosier and Beulah Way Mosier Avinger.  Jean was the loving matriarch of the family. She was the glue that held the family together always making certain that everyone’s feelings were considered and given proper merit. She was forever making certain that family vacations were thoughtfully planned and enjoyed by all. She was dedicated to her family and lifelong friends by always remembering important life celebrations.  Jean was the quintessential southern lady.  She was equally comfortable amongst the elite of the business and social world or those who may be less fortunate and in need.  She was a dedicated believer in higher education, dedicating a scholarship in her name at Virginia Tech for incoming freshmen in the School of Architecture. She demonstrated her creativity in the arts through painting, local theater acting, and interior design projects.  In addition, she was a successful owner and operator of Jean Lane’s Dress Shop in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  She was a member of and supporter of Blacksburg United Methodist Church and affiliated with  Huddleston United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Arnold Maye, and Edward Hudson Lane Jr.; her brother, Richard Henry Mosier and her two devoted Yorkies.  Jean is survived by her two sons; Joseph A. Maye Jr. of Tabor City, N.C., Anthony E. Maye and his wife, Elizabeth of Moneta, Va.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Brenda Mosier Atkinson Douglass and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass Jr. of Moneta, Va., Gail Mosier Gressette her husband, Reeves of St. Matthews, S.C.; brothers, Herbert A. Mosier and his wife, Marianne of Navarre, Fla., Rev. Eugene T. Mosier Jr. and his wife Jenny of Sumter, S.C.; and a sister-in-law, Janet L. Mosier, of Navarre, Fla.; and God-daughter, Stephanie T. McCants her husband, Lynn of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., many life-long friends and extended members of the Lane family.  Graveside services were conducted 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Green Hill Cemetery, Altavista with Rev. Melvin Harris, Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass Jr. and Rev. Eugene T. Mosier Jr. officiating.  Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 6045 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019.  Condolences may be sent online by visiting, Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, SML, 540-721-9375.

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