Nora Dean Bryant Layne, 85 of Lynch Station, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on Friday, October 13, 1933, in Buckingham County, a daughter of the late Percy Bryant and Edna Bryant Bryant . She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar J. Layne, seven brothers and one sister.

She was retired from BGF Industries in Altavista and was a member of Tree of Life Ministries. 

She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Layne Crouch & husband, Ronnie; her son, James Layne, Jr.; her brothers, Elmo Bryant & Marshall Bryant as well as two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. 

The family received friends beginning at 11 AM on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford and a funeral service followed at 12:00 noon in the chapel with Rev. Mike Dodson officiating. Interment was in Quaker Baptist Church Cemetery . Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.