The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

John Ellis Layne


January 4, 2017

On Dec. 14, 2016, John Ellis Layne laid down his barber scissors, saddled his horse and rode to the majestic mountain trails in Heaven at the age of 78.

Having spent years cutting the hair of many, plenty with a few nicks and scrapes to prove it, John dispensed his barber's wisdom and stories for over 50 years on fishing, hunting, horses, and marriage.

John began his cowboy journey on Nov. 15, 1938, in Preston, Idaho, and from a young age - together with his partner in crime and younger brother, Darryl - perfected his penchant for mischief, teasing, and practical jokes on his parents, Doris...

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