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Rites Thursday For Louis Alvan Layne, 87 Of Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD, March 23 – Louis Alvan Layne, 87, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Lucy Corr Village in Chesterfield. Born January 9, 1923 in Cullen, he was a son of the late Spencer H. Layne and Marion A. Layne. Mr. Layne was predeceased by his wife, Edith T. Layne, and three brothers, Elbert Layne, Carol Layne and Monroe Layne.

He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. After serving in the U.S. Navy, during WWII, he was employed by the Virginia Department of State Police where he worked as a trooper in Danville from 1952-73, and as an investigator in Salem from 1973-83.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia L. Arnn and husband, Randy of Dry Fork; son, Ronald K. Layne and wife, Margaret of Richmond; five sisters, Virginia Frangowlakis of Salem, Ruth Ferguson of Farmville, Florence Pierce of Henderson, NC, Roberta Willis of St. Paul, and Gloria Adams of Cullen; eight brothers, Spencer Layne Jr. of Lock Haven, PA, Oliver Layne of Cullen, Edward Layne of Rustburg, Floyd Layne of Mill Hall, PA, Billy Layne of Victoria, Ted Layne of Farmville, Norman Layne of Cullen, and Nelson Layne of Farmville; a host of nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at Spring Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Johansen officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.