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Ruby Lee Layson

October 01, 1927 - June 10, 2017

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Ruby Lee Layson, 89, passed on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was born in Henderson, Kentucky, and resided in Harlan through her high school years. She graduated suma cum laude from Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., and had multiple degrees and honors elsewhere, including certification in teaching. She was a newspaper reporter, a published writer, an editor, and a planner for the Department of Education. She spent her final years in Frankfort, living close to her many friends and family. She was deeply devoted to her Unitarian Universalist Church, and was active in the cause of peace in the world, protection of refugees, Lexington Christian-Muslim dialogue, and Fairness for LGBT friends and other marginalized people. She was a member of the Frankfort Dulcimer Group and Lexington Folksingers. She traveled all over the world for archeological or environmental projects and in an effort to build bridges between people everywhere.

Survivors include a son, Randy Sexton (Jackie) Versailles; two daughters, Pámela Winston, Winter Haven, Fla., and Sonya Patricia Amaya (Roger Herrera), Frankfort; a sister, Jody Globash, and a sister-in-law, Margaret Layson, both of Frankfort; a brother, George Layson, California; a grandson, Tyler Sexton, Versailles; a granddaughter, Alexa Montserrat Herrera, Frankfort; and many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Janna Unger (John), Frankfort.


Funeral Information

Services will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 3564 Clays Mill Rd. in Lexington on Saturday, June 17, beginning at 11:00, with a reception to follow.

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