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James D. Layfield, 91, of Lumberton, died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service was Sunday, May 18 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following in Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. A native of San Augustine County, he was a United States Army World War II veteran and a retired gauger with Sun Oil Company. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Layfield; son, Larry Dewayne Layfield and wife Carol of Lumberton; step-children, Dale Fillingim of Lumberton, Beulah Grant and husband Edward of Sour Lake, and Donny Fillingim of Kountze; and three grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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