4/25/14 —- Edith Layne Shirley

Mrs. Edith Layne Shirley age 102 of Layne’s Cove near Pelham, TN passed from this life on Friday evening, April 25, 2014, at Willows of Winchester Health & Rehab Center.

She was born October 30, 1911 a daughter of the late W.T. and Hattie Partin Hill. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Abe Layne and her husband, Bob Shirley; brothers, Joe and Osler Hill; sister, Lucille Brown; grandson, Gary Layne.


Mrs. Edith had worked for many years at Wonder Cave where she was a guide for the many thousands of visitors who stopped at the cave every year.


She is survived by a son, Sherman Layne of Layne’s Cove; daughters, Virginia Zimsek, Streetsboro, Ohio and Teresa Ann Layne, Maryland; grandchildren, Sharon Hunt, Teresa Pilcher and Daniel Zimsek; great-grandchildren, Lacey Hunt, Alex Hunt and Amber Layne; sisters, Fermenda Hassebrock of Layne’s Cove, Mary Lee Johnson, Tracy City and Margaret Jordan, Beaumont, Texas; several nieces and nephews.


A memorial service will be held at a later date. flower 1

Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee.