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Willis A. Layton

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Willis A. Layton, son of the late Raymond Everett and Mary Alice Merriman Layton, was born in More-house, Mo., on March 1, 1954, and died at his home near Essex, Mo., on July 12, 2011, at the age of 57.

Mr. Layton had lived in Texas, spent 15 years in Dexter and lived near Essex, Mo., at the time of his death. He had been an auto mechanic.

Surviving are one son, Robert Cullum of Dexter, Mo.; one daughter, Natalie Henson of Texas; three step-children, Jewell and Richard Cullum, both of Dexter, Mo., Dixie Cullum of Florida; three sisters,. Lois M. Carmack of Sikeston, Mo., Joyce W. Hall and Parzee E. Baker, both of Essex; one brother, Doyle R. Layton of Essex, Mio.; two half-brothers, A. W. Layton of Sikeston, Mo., and R. D. Layton of Rockford, Ill. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two sons, Bradley and Raymond Henson; and one brother, Danny Lee Layton.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 15, 2011, from 12-2 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, July 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo., with the Rev. Charles Woodard of Advance, Mo., officiating.

Interment will be in the Link Cemetery near Bloomfield, Mo., with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield, Mo., in charge of arrangements.

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