Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA


Catherine "Kitty" Norman Layne

April 24, 1921February 11, 2020

Catherine “Kitty” Norman Layne, 98, of Lynchburg went home to be with Lord Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at The Summit. She was the wife of the late Edward “Buck” Calvin Layne. Born April 24, 1921, in Zearing, IA, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. Norman and the late Myrtle Gogerty Norman.

Kitty was a former secretary for a real estate company, and a faithful member of West Lynchburg Baptist Church for 67 years. She served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Kitty was a loving daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend.

In addition to her husband and parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her son, David Calvin Layne; three siblings, Loren Norman, Harold Norman and Pearl Thorson.

Kitty is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted 1pm, Friday, February 14, 2020, at Fort Hill Memorial Park with Rev. Randy Kent officiating. There will be no scheduled visitation hours at the funeral home, yet family and friends are welcome to visit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Lynchburg Baptist Church, 3031 Memorial Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501, or a charity of your choice.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.


  • Kitty is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends.

  • West Lynchburg Baptist Church
  • Charity of one's choice


  • Graveside Service Friday, February 14, 2020


Catherine "Kitty" Norman Layne

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Donna Saunders

February 14, 2020

I have always known Kitty as long as I have been working at Valley View Retirement. She had become very special to me. Every morning I would see her sitting down by the dinner room waiting for breakfast/ or dinner, every mo6she would give me her newspaper. Now coming into work just isnt the same without her sitting there Kitty you will certainly be missed I love you always!! Donna Saunders

Carol Blount

February 12, 2020

To the family of Catherine Layne, my fond memories of visits to her home in Lynchburg will forever be remembered. She was a lovely christian woman who was sweet, kind, graceful and forever made family and friends welcome in her home. She always had a kind word and showed the love of Jesus to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her loving family who are left. Her family by marriage, Elizabeth Blount, Jean Russell, Ruth Bodsford, cousins and nieces by marriage all send their thoughts and prayers to the family from Richmond, Virginia. With love, Carol Blount (great niece)