Jean Layne

Jean Pace "Mama Jean" Layne, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, surrounded by her family. She had been the last living of the founding members of Mile Straight Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Layne Jr. Survivors include her sons, Jerry Mac (Charlotte) Layne, of Dayton Mountain, Tenn., John B. (Ruth) Layne, of Soddy-Daisy; daughters, Janice (Vernon) Prestwood, of Soddy-Daisy, Jean (Kenneth) Giermann, of Tazewell, Tenn.; sisters, Effie Lou (Carl) Hall, of Athens, Ala., Jackie (Rogers) Grogan, of Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Sarah Ramsey, Tammy Burnett, Toni Standifer, Grace Johnson, Emily Johnson, Jeffrey Watts, Jessica Thode; 11 great-grandchildren; and extended family, Jeff Watts, Barbara Payne and Seresa Gail Grant. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Dr. Al Goss and Dr. Tom Goss officiating. Entombment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 16, 2014, at the funeral home. Jeff Watts, Rusty Johnson, Jody Johnson, John Ramsey, Jeff Burnett, Jeffry Watts and Kenneth Giermann will be serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers her family requests memorial donations to: www.stjude.org. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com. Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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