The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 14, 2014

James “J.D.” Layton, age 86, of Albemarle, died Feb. 10, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014 — James “JD” Donald Layton, 86 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Stanly Regional Medical Center in Albemarle.

JD was born October 4, 1927, in Stanly County, to the late James Franklin Layton and the late Desdie Wright Hopkins Layton. He was also preceded in death in 2013 by his wife,  Jennie Smith Layton; son, Donald Lynn Layton; sisters, Della Mae Layton and Esther Crump; and brothers, Ernest Layton and Bobby Layton.

The family will receive friends from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Richard Carlisle, will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2014, at Fairview Memorial Park, 2001 E. Main St.,  Albemarle.

He is survived by sons, Roger Wayne Layton and wife Teresa of Albemarle and James “JR” Layton and wife Linda of Polkton; daughter-in-law, Kathy Layton; brothers, Carroll Layton of Albemarle and Olin Layton of Concord;  four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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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