January 8, 2020 was the date and The Lane Corporate Group’s headquarters at 208 Gunn Road in Montgomery, AL was the venue for the secret birthday celebration for Jim Lane. Mr. Lane’s office staff help orchestrate the festive affair which was attended by many of Mr. Lane’s close friends and dignitaries.
Among those in attendance were: Montgomery County Commissioners Doug Singleton and Elton Dean, Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis, former Opp, AL Mayor Tony Moore, former Montgomery Police Chief and U.S. Marshall Art Baylor, Former Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, Reverend John Ed Mathison, former Alabama Bureau of Investigation Captain and Area Commander Tommy Coleman, Robert Ritchey, Cal Franklin, Jeff Mallinson, Don Davenport, Charlie South, Lamar McDavid, George Howell, Reese Rainey, Bill Fuller, Hoke Sullivan, Mike Weeks, Doug Gaston, Johnny Green, David Jones, Bill Gordon, Perry Hooper, Jr, Nim Frazer, and Jim Sherlock. Also, in attendance were some of Mr. Lane’s close advisor’s and family members including Jon Howe, Ashley Aaron, Carolyn Reames, Cindy Cannady, Debbie Diboll, Cathy Lane Johnson, and Steve Lane.
Joe Hagler, another of Mr. Lane’s close friends, featured Mr. Lane on his television show “Good Afternoon Montgomery,” and had a sign made to wish him a Happy Birthday.