Lane Tracy Hess was born Aug. 6, 2011, 14 weeks prematurely to loving parents, Jessica Stiles Hess and Merle William Hess (JR).
Lane was immediately transferred to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, where he received excellent care by the entire staff. He fought long and hard to grow and develop as needed, loosing his battle Sept. 18, 2011.
Facebook. The love, prayers and support of all the family and friends encouraged him and his parents and they are most grateful.
Along with his parents, Lane is survived on his paternal side by grandmother, Tammy Reed and her husband, Kevin Reed, of Smithsburg; aunt, Amanda Hess of Columbia, S.C.; uncle, Allen Hess of Smtihsburg; great-grandfather, Tom Belew, Hagerstown; and great-aunt, Jane Hess of Smithsburg.
Survivors on the maternal side are grandmother, Janet Stiles Fulton, and her husband, Ad Fulton; uncle, Bobby Stiles; great-grandmother, Mildred Price of Hagerstown; and three Fulton uncles, Brad, Steve and Mark and their families.
Grandfathers, Merle (Bill) Hess and Tracy Stiles, along with aunt, Christina Hess and her son, Hunter, and uncle, John Hess predeceased Lane.
Burial will be a private service.
Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home Smithsburg.