Jessie May Layton

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Jessie May Layton, 66, of Leachville died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at her home. Born in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Hattie Jane Willis Baxley and a lifelong area resident. She was a longtime employee of Brown Shoe Company and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Baxley; and sister, Delsie Baxley.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Charles Layton; sons, Chuck and Roger Layton, both of Leachville; and five grandchildren, David Layton of Abilene, Texas, Hattie Layton of Leachville, Joshua Kinzell of Maine and Greg and Owen Shirley, both of Monette.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday in Howard Funeral Chapel at Leachville with Rev. Russel Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Leachville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Ralph Hunter, Jessie Johnson, Earl Towel, Marvin Brown, Ervin Sexton and Ralph Barton.

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