Bennie Ruth Layne, 81, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Monday.
She retired from NASA in 1987 and was a member of the Owens Cross United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by father, Roy Solomon, mother, Maud Jones Solomon, husband, Robert E. Layne, sister, Mildred Ealy, brother, Thomas Siler, and sister, Mayme K. Harp.
Surviving are son, Robert E. Layne Jr. of Owens Cross Roads, son, David R. (Trish) Layne of New Hope, one granddaughter, Lauren Layne, and several nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Mike Carpenter, and Bro. Harold Kelly officiating.
Interment will be in the Hampton Cove Memory Gardens.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Heather Mefford, Morgan Clark and Beverly Drake for the care and support during the illness of Mrs. Layne.