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Leonard “Cotton” Layne

Leonard “Cotton” Eblen Layne, 86, of Dunlap passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in a local healthcare facility. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Bryant Layne; son, Stanley Layne; parents, Ernest and Hester Tate Layne; brothers, Bob, Ray, Roy, Charlie Bill and Chester; and sister, Maggie.

Survivors include his sons, Ricky (Bonnie) Layne and Randy Layne; daughter, Reb (Gary) Layne, all of Dunlap; brothers, Ernest Layne Jr. of Michigan and  Eugene Layne of Ohio; grandchildren, Vicki (Phillip) Baross, Angela (Robert) Wood, Jeff (Gina) Presto and Tammi (Allan) Hurd; and great-grandchildren, Ethan, Madison, Wyatt, Brandon, Meredith, Brittany and Destiny.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 29 in the funeral home chapel with Minister T.A. Smith officiating. Burial was in Cookston Cemetery.

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Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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