Hubert C. Layne, 91, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at his residence. A native of Tram, Ky., he was the son of the late Isaac Lee and Cindy Caldwell Layne. Mr. Layne attended Immanuel Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran, having served during World War II. He also served as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. In his younger years he was an avid softball player. Mr. Layne enjoyed his garden and enjoyed playing the mandolin and guitar. He was a member of a bluegrass band, the Foggy Mountain Ramblers. He was a retired dental laboratory technician of Johnson City Dental Laboratory. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Hester “Bill” Layne, of the home; a son, Herbert Layne, Elizabethton; two daughters, Serena Little and husband, Michael, and Rodena Bowling and husband, Sonny, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Jessica Fitzgerald and husband, Lucais, Elizabethton, Lisa Wilson and husband, Dustin, Elizabethton, and Garrett Bowling, Elizabethton; and a great-granddaughter, Victoria Grace Fitzgerald, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Layne will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, September 16, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Evangelist Sherrill Nave and Chaplain Ed Talley officiating. Music will be under the direction of Dustin Wilson, pianist, and Mr. Layne’s nephews and their spouses, Bill and Dottie Potter and Barry and Marla Potter. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the residence at other times. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 17, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Military Honors to be accorded by the American Legion Post #49. Active pallbearers will be Michael Little, Sonny Bowling, Garrett Bowling, Lucais Fitzgerald, Dustin Wilson, Bill Potter and Barry Potter. Honorary pallbearers will be Everett Thornsbury, Gary Thornsbury, Jackie Phillips, Dudley Price, Robert Perkins, Lawson Kerley, Dr. W.T. Baker and Gary Miller. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Layne family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.