Born: 06/09/1924
Died: 03/21/2005
Visitation: after 6:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Funeral Home, MASONIC SERVICES AT 6:00 P.M. THURSDAY.
Funeral Service: Friday, March 25, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Regular Baptist Ministers.
Interment: Turner Cemetery at Dema, Ky.
Ray Layne, age 80, of Dema, KY, husband of Mary Slone Layne, passed away Monday, March 21, 2005, at the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital, McDowell, Kentucky. He was born June 09, 1924 in Dema, KY, the son of the late Ben Layne and Elizabeth Terry Layne. Mr. Layne was a Retired Coal Miner, a member of the UMWA Local # 1741, the James W. Alley Masonic Lodge, # 869, Wayland, KY, and Scottish Rite Freemasonary of Lexington, KY, and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, one daughter, Veronica Layne (Bill) Hall, Dema, KY, two step-daughters, Margaret S. (Cecil) Edwards, Middletown, OH, Carroll C. O’Kelley, Panama Beach City, FL, one step-daughter-in-law, Mary Alice Casebolt, Mt. Hope, WV, one step-son, Lowell T. (Edna) Casebolt, Somerset, KY, six sisters, Verna Mae (E. H.) Lax, Murray, KY, Sue Eastridge, Lebanon, KY, Hassie Hall, Winchester, KY, Lucille (Earl) Haywood, Benton, Ky, Norma Jean Odgen, Taylor, MI Leslie Martin, Morehead, KY, one granddaughter, Rebecca Tuttle (David) Lester, Mt Sterling, KY, 6 Step-grandchildren, 14 Step-great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Olive Martin Layne and one step-son, James R. Casebolt.

Funeral services for Ray Layne will be conducted Friday, March 25, 2005, at 11:00 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, KY, with the Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery, Dema, KY, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky. Visitation is after 6:00 p.m., Wednesday here at the Funeral Home. Masonic services will be Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.