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George "Bruce" Layne, 86

George "Bruce" Layne, 86

George "Bruce" Layne, 86, of Hendersonville passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his home.

A native of Henderson County, he was a son of the late George A. and Serepta Osteen Layne. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dot Layne; a brother, Ed Layne and a sister, Lois Layne.

Mr. Layne served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Military Police Officer and afterward enlisted in the Navy Reserves and worked as a machinist all of his life. He was a Deacon for over 40 years with Flat Rock 1st Missionary Baptist Church. He was a fan of the Braves and NASCAR and was also a clock maker.

He is survived by a son, Terry Layne and his wife Laurie of Hendersonville; two daughters, Janet McGuinn and her husband Mike of Sunny View and Joy Thompson and her husband Jerry of Hendersonville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Smith and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 28, 2013, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Dr. Mike Whitson will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Care Partners, P.O. Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 2873.

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Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.