The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 23, 2013

Jennie Layton, 82, of Albemarle, dies Sept. 20, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013 — Jennie Corinna Smith Layton, 82 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, at Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center.

Jennie was born March 17, 1931, in Stanly County to the late Henry Shelby Smith and Julia Davis Smith. She was also preceded in death by son, Don Layton; three brothers; and one sister.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Richard Carlisle officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle.

She is survived by her husband, James “JD” Donald Layton; sons, Roger Layton and wife Teresa and James “JR” Layton and wife Linda; sister, Janelle Carter; daughter-in-law, Kathy Layton; four grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Poplin Grove Baptist Church, 220 Poplin Grove Church Road, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Layton family.

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