Elvis Layton, son of the late Albert and Elsie Grace Layton, was born at Bloomfield on April 9, 1923, and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Sunday, June 19, 2005, at the age of 82.
Mr. Layton had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community. He worked for several years at H and H Lumber Company in Morehouse and had worked for Bennett Chicken Farms and for the City of Bloomfield. Mr. Layton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. On April 1, 1946, he was married to Dorthy Jean Brannon, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1998.
He was preceded in death by one son, Elvis Lee Layton; one daughter, Carmella Layton; five brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include three sons, Johnny Layton of Bloomfield, J.A. Layton of Augusta, Ga., and Michael Layton of Dexter; four daughters, Lisa Ann Layton and Lottie Jean Scroggins, both of Bloomfield, Nancy Bell Hartlein of Honduras, and Betty Sue Layton of Claremore, Okla.; and one sister, Wanda Jarrels of Bloomfield.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Kevin Eskew and Rev. Dale Hartlein officiating.
Interment will follow in the Link Cemetery near Bloomfield with full military rites by the Stoddard County Honor Guard.