Tifton Gazette


July 12, 2014

Kenneth Lee Layfield

TIFTON — Kenneth Lee Layfield passed away on July 12, 2014 at his home in Tifton.  Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made in memory of Ken and in honor of his grandson, Ryan Clements, to Middle Georgia Down Syndrome Society, P. O. Box 1606, Macon, GA 31202; or Hospice of Tiftarea, P. O. Box 747, Tifton, GA 31793.

Ken was born April 1, 1958 in Ocala, Fla. to Morris and Velma Lipsey Layfield, both deceased.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Clinton Layfield and his mother-in-law, Jeanette Eaton.  Ken enjoyed fishing and taking his grandchildren for rides on his tractor.which he faithfully washed.  Ken served in law enforcement for many years.  He was currently office manager at People's Financial Corporation in Tifton.

Mr. Layfield is survived by his wife, Karen Eaton Layfield of Tifton; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and John Clements of Fitzgerald; daughter, Leann Ashworth of Tifton; grandchildren, Jake Clements, Ryan Clements, Alexa Ashworth and Aubree Ashworth; one brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Jean Layfield of Tifton; and his father-in-law, Bo Eaton of Tifton; brothers-in-law and their wives, Richard Eaton of North Carolina, David and Tami Eaton of Tifton, Kenny and Trudy Eaton of Tifton and Bruce Eaton and Kerry Conley of Tifton; and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.  Services for the Layfield family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.


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