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Billy Con Layne

Billy Con Layne, 79, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Erlanger Medical Center.

He was a former coal miner and former coal mine inspector. He was retired from MSHA, a member of Mason Lodge #693, and a member of the board of directors for Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Mamie Sanders Layne; brothers, Kenneth, Larry, Buddy, David and Mack Layne; and sisters, Nola Turner and Iretta Fuller.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Higdon Layne; children, Darryl (Sherrie) Layne, Scott Layne and Sheila (Steve) Witcher; siblings, Dot (Robert) Holland and Judy (Ben) Hartman; grandchildren, Cody (Cristin) Witcher, Tisha Witcher (Chance Shular), Tasha (Adam) Turley, Brittany (John) Farley and Zach (Taylor) Layne; seven great-grandchildren, Kellan Heyn, Brylee Newberry, Chloe Witcher, Cambree Witcher, Gracie Layne, Tanner and Ellie Farley.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 26 at Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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