Virginia I. Layman

Jul 01, 2014

1934 — 2014

CANTON — Virginia Ivey Layman, 79, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at Mission Hospital's St. Joseph Campus.

She was the daughter of the late Cager Smith and Hermie Duckette Ivey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Layman Jr., who died May 31, 2007; a son, Michael Douglas Layman, who died in 2006; two sisters, Hazel and Jeanette; four brothers, Paul, Willis, Everette and Virgil; and a great-grandson, Tye Blanton. She also enjoyed her sewing class known as the Weavers and Sunday dinners with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Robert “Bobby” Layman and Rick Layman, both of Waynesville; a sister, Polly Williams and her husband, Roland, of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Rob Layman, Michaela Lowe and her husband, Nathan, and Ryan Layman and his wife, Shea; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Bethel Baptist Church followed by a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tye Blanton Foundation, 81 Sterling Drive, Canton, NC 28716.

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