Zachary Lane Slaton

Published 8:47 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Services for Zachary Lane Slaton, of Canton, are 2 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 18, at First United Methodist Church with burial inthe Canton Cemetery. Breeland Funeral Home in Canton is in chargeof arrangements.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5until 8 p.m., and on Thursday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.

Mr. Slaton, 52, died Feb. 16, 2010, at St. Dominic-Jackson MemorialHospital in Jackson.

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He was a 1976 High Honor graduate of Canton Academy and a 1981graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor ofBusiness Administration degree and was a member of the Kappa AlphaOrder. He began his banking career at Trustmark Bank in Madison in1986 and in 1989 began work for Citizens National Bank, which laterbecame Bankplus, where he served as Senior Vice President.

Lane was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church. He wasan avid golfer and a member of the Canton Country Club, where hewas a former board member. He was a longtime member of the CantonRotary Club, a member of the Canton Elks Lodge No. 458, and formerpresident of the Canton Chamber of Commerce.

He was preceded in death by his father, Augustus Marion Slaton Jr.,and stepfather, Jeff Davis Pace Sr.

Survivors include his mother, Bobbie O. Pace, of Canton; his sisterDeirdre S. Harris, and husband John, and Lane’s favorite niece,Anna Grace Harris, of Canton; his stepbrother, Dave Pace and wifeLilAnn, of Brookhaven; his stepsister, Cathy Jackson and husbandRobert, of Downsville, La.; his nephews, Davis Pace, Justin andHouston Gordon; and his niece Jesse Pace.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 3301 S.Liberty St., Canton, MS 39046, or Canton Academy, P.O. Box 116,Canton, MS 39046.