January 31, 1916 - January 4, 2012
Ideal, GA - Ruby Layfield, age 95, of Ideal, GA went to be with her Lord on Wednesday afternoon, January 4, 2012 at The Oaks Nursing and Personal Care Home in Marshallville, GA. Family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11 AM at Little Bethel Baptist Church in Ideal, GA. Rev. Sidney Jones and Rev. Randy Harris will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Layfield was born on January 31, 1916 near Mauk, GA to the late George W. Ray and Katie Massey Ray. She was a faithful member of Little Bethel Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years and sang in the choir until her health declined in September of 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Layfield; son, Wayne Layfield; three sisters, Wynelle Ray, Martha Ellen Perdue and Blondell Layfield; two brothers, G.W. Ray, Jr. and Monroe Tyson Ray. Survivors include her - Five children: June Johnson and her husband Jack of Valdosta, GA Julian Layfield and his wife Betty of Americus, GA Joyce Smith and her husband Dan of Americus, GA Mitchell Layfield and his wife Shirley of Tifton, GA Lloyd Layfield of Reynolds, GA Two sisters: Iris Wilkes of Macon, GA Margaret Collier of Fort Valley, GA Two brothers: Alton Ray of Lake Blackshear, GA Billy Ray and his wife Lee of Thonotosassa, FL Thirteen grandchildren: Jackie Miller and her husband Drew of Valdosta, GA Jack Edward Jr. and his wife Becky of Valdosta, GA Curtis Layfield of Montgomery, AL Pam Bell of Montgomery, AL Theresa Neff and her husband Ken of Leesburg, GA Susan Burek and her husband Bob of Decatur, GA Darren Layfield and his wife Becky of Warner Robins, GA Denise Millette and her husband Greg of Tifton, GA Tammi Law and her husband Kevin of Montezuma, GA Amanda Barfield and her husband Stevie of Oglethorpe, GA Shannon Layfield of Ideal, GA Lori Dunn of Perry, GA Lea Layfield of Reynolds, GA Eighteen great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Attention: Bonnie Simmons, 5090 Pine Level Road, Oglethorpe, GA 31068. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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