Joe Lewis Layton

The Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, December 4, 1930, front page

Transcribed by 2006

Joe L. Layton Died In Atlanta Hospital Sunday

Untimely Death of Prominent Young Man Grieves Frtiends Throughout County- Services Monday Afternoon

Mr. Jim Lewis Layton, 37, died in the Veteran's Hospital in Atlanta last Sunday morning at twoo'clock, after an illness of several weeks with pneumonia. Mr. Layton was rushed to the hospital, on Tuesday November 18th, after being stricken at his home on the Ryals farm, several miles south of Cartersville. Strong hope for his recovery were entertained until Friday of last week, when his condition again became desperate, and members, of his family were summoned to his bed-side, and were present when the end came.

Practically all of Mr. Layton's life was spent in Bartow county, and for a number of years he had engaged in farming. His tireless energy in the operation of his farm gained for him widespread respect and esteem, and classed him as a leader in his community.

Mr. Layton was one of the first Bartow county boys to go over seas during the World war. He was in active service for a year, and was a first Sargeant in the quarter-master's corps of the 82nd division.

The body was brought to Cartersville Sunday afternoon, and was carried to the home of Mrs. G.W. Hendricks, where it remained until Monday afternoon at two o'clock, when impressive funeral services were conducted, Rev. George V. Crow, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill with the following gentlemen serving as pall-bearers. Messrs. Lucius Bishop, Ralph Atwood, Hubert Black, Newtie House, Hugh Pettit, Emory Boston, Hubert Poston and Bob Jackson. Johnson Funeral Directors were in charge.

Mr. Layton is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucy Hendricks Layton, three children, Joe, Jr., George and Jeane Layton, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Layton, of Taylorsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Joe Burdette, of Atlanta and Misses Ella and Gladys of Taylorsville.

The heartfelt sympathy of the legions of friends of the bereaved family is extended them in their sad bereavement.


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