Donna Lynn (Richardson) Layson, 55, of Opelika, died on Dec. 31, 2011, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa. Visitation was on Jan. 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.
A funeral service was held at First Baptist Church of Opelika on Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. Presiding Pastor Steve Scoggins, Mike King and Jerry Teel. Burial was at Arbor Springs in Reform, Ala., on Jan. 5, at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Layson was preceded in death by her father, Felix Ward Richardson. Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, James B. Layson, Sr.; sons, James Bryant Layson (Ashley) of Montgomery, Jarret Allen Layson (Jenna) of Opelika, Joshua Alex Layson of Opelika; daughter Jeani Lynnea Layson of Opelika; brothers, David Ward Richardson (Melissa) of Reform, Ala., Johnny Earl Richardson (Brenda) of Reform, Ala., Winston “Wink” Lee Richardson (Velma) of Reform, Ala., Kyle Mark Richardson (Amanda) of Reform, Ala. Grandchildren Carley Grace Layson and Bailey Louise Layson.