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Friday, March 31, 2017

Bob Layton, NHS 1968

Mr. Robert Lee "Butch" Layton, 67, of St. Albans, formerly of Nitro, left this earth to go to his eternal home on March 28, 2017.

Mr. Layton retired from Dotson Pest Control and was a former employee of FMC. Butch had a spiritual musical gift from God and played in Spyce rock band. His brothers were the musicians.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Louise Layton.

He is survived by his loving wife Dee Layton; children Scott Layton, Gary Layton, Sierra Layton and Bryan Machowicz; sister Helena Reed and grandson Bodhi. Butch was also adopted and loved by Dee's side of the family.

A tribute to the life of Butch will be noon, Saturday, April 1, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-3517.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com.

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Layton family.

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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Conservative books/authors recommended...suspense, spy, character development

I shamelessly mined this information from FreeRepublic.com's forum. Enjoy:

Craig Johnson’s Longmire mysteries

Ted Bell

Ben Coes (character: Dewey…)

Barry Eisler (character John Rain)

77 Days in September (e.m.p.)

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Robert B. Parker “Spencer”

Head

Matthew Bracken books (trilogy)

Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent

Len Deighton Berlin Game, Mexico Set, and London Match, a trilogy of spy novels

“Foreign Enemies and Traitors” by Matthew Bracken

Helen MacInnes’s mysteries & spy thrillers

Allen Drury Advise & Consent Throne of Saturn

Charles McCarry is a must, especially his Paul Christopher novels

George MacDonald

Fraser’s Flashman novels

Frederick Forsyth: The Avenger The Afghan The Cobra

Dashiell Hammett especially ”The Glass Key”.

Ross McDonald,

Raymond Chandler,

Rex Stout

Ian Rankin’s novels featuring Edinburgh detective John Rebus, a Scottish clone of Harry Bosch

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