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“Emily, My heart goes out to you on your tragic loss. No words I say can ever releive you of your pain. Please know you and your family are in my...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Shelly Suttles - Alexandria, LA

“Sorry for your lost. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bless you. ”
2 of 33 | Posted by: Jerry Forrest

“Emily, my heart is hurting for you, and no words could possibly take your pain away. I pray God will wrap his arms around you and give you comfort...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Tina laBorde - Alexandria, LA

“Lane and I met and were co-workers at Eagle Snacks many years ago before he worked for Frito Lay. Always a pleasant person and a joy to be around. I...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Rickey Taylor

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. ...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Barbara Mock - friend

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of loss. ”
6 of 33 | Posted by: Troy & Glenda Tuneberg & Family - LA

“Emily, I am so sad to hear of Layne's passing. He was such a nice person and always so considerate. Please know you and the family are in my prayers...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Dianne Manning - Friend

“I am so sorry for yor great loss, I hope you find comfort in your memories of him, and still allow his words of wisdom and love giuld you. ”
8 of 33 | Posted by: Angel Jackson

“Emily, we are so sorry for your loss, if there is anything me and Kathy can do just let us know. We are thinking of you. Wayne and Kathy Warden ”
9 of 33 | Posted by: Wayne and Kathy Warden - Tolleson, AZ

“Emily, you and the family are in our prayers. We are very sorry for Layne's passing and know that it is very hard on you. However, God is...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Greg & Terry Erwin - Baton Rouge, LA

“Emily, It was a pleasure to meet Layne. Anything that Nancy and I can do ... do not hesitate to ask... earl & nancy davis ”
11 of 33 | Posted by: Earl & Nancy Davis

“Emily, Words cannot help at this time but know this, if you ever need to talk, cry or scream, just give me a call. God bless you and your family. ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: Brenda Bennett - Alexandria, LA

“Emily, I did not know you, but to hear,Lane, speak of you it was my loss. I, am so sorry to hear of Lane's passing. It was really a shock to me. I,...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Gary Leggett - Lecompte, LA

“Emily, I was saddened by your lost. Your family is in my prayers. May God give you comfort during this time. ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: Alicia Smith - Coushatta, LA

“Marty and I are so saddened by Layne's passing; he was such a kind, sincere man. Our prayers are with all of you! Melva Villard ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Melva Villard - Alexandria, LA

“I am SO sorry to hear about your loss. I am shocked. I wish there was something other than praying I could do for you Mrs. Emily, Lindsay, and Jeremy...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Jordan Richey - Shreveport, LA

“Em, Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
17 of 33 | Posted by: Scott and Mary Merryman

“No one could find a truer, more perfect love than the love Layne had for Emily and she for him. It was evident in every gesture, word, smile, glance...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Ron & Teresa - Pineville, LA

“I knew Layne through Circle K. He was one of my good friends. All he ever talked about was his wife Emily. She's all we ever talked about. How much...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Pinkey Miller - Boyce, LA

“Emily, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your husband Layne. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers. ”
20 of 33 | Posted by: Cindy Fletcher - Texarkana, TX

“We are both heartfully sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your entire family in your time of grief and sorrow. May God bestow his many...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Barry and Holly Billiot

“Very sad to hear of cousin Layne's passing. I remember he always had a smile and was so genuine. My deepest sympathies for Emily, Lindsay and family....Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Rosalia Villard Lee - Diamondhead, MS

“In sorrow, we mourn those lost. In gratitude, we embrace those around us. In sympathy, we reach out to those who grieve. You're in my thoughts and...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Anita M. Sanders - Pineville, LA

“My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you in this trying time ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: Pragnesh patel - Co-worker

“Emily and Family, Our deepest condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Andrea and George ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Andrea and George Conklin - TX

“I only met Layne once at a picnic for the IM department. He was a nice guy and as Emily was quick to tell you the love of her life. My sincere...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Robert Stiles - Friend

“I only met Layne once at a picnic for the IM department. He was a nice guy and as Emily was quit to tell you the love of her life. My sincere...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Robert Stiles - Friend

“Dearest Emily, mere words cannot begin to express my deepest sorrow in hearing of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Pam Golding - co-worker

“Emily I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Willis

“Emily, I'm so sorry to hear about your heart; thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...there are no words to express your...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Elva G. Molina - Corpus Christi, TX

“Emily and family, Frank and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Frank & Barbara Rosser - Tyler, AL

“Emily. We are so sorry and utterly shocked to hear of your loss. I lit a candle in...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Lori Young - friend

“Emily - I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Crystal Trahan

Layne Paul Villard, 49 of Alexandria, Louisiana passed away at his home on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
He was born to the late Louis Anthony Villard, Sr. and Lorna Dupre' Villard on February 21, 1963. He is survived by the love of his life, Emily Villard, his wife of 26 years. Layne leaves behind two children, Lindsay Michele Villard, his shining star, and Jeremy Scott Laird, who Layne was proud to call "son". He is also survived by a sister, Lori Timmer and husband, Robert from Broken Bow, Oklahoma and brother, Anthony Louis Villard, Jr. of Gardner, Louisiana; 17 nieces and nephews; 13 great nieces and nephews.
Emily and Layne were never apart, traveling and enjoying life together. He will always be remembered by his sense of humor and devotion to his wife and children.
He was employed with Frito-Lay and recently retired with 25 years of service. It was along his routes that he befriended so many people and brought smiles and laughter with his joking ways.
He lived for those he loved and those he loved will always remember.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 17, 2013, in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Father Chris Nayak officiating. Interment will be at Alexandria Memorial Gardens under the direction of John Kramer & Son.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Thursday at John Kramer & Son. A Christian Wake Service will be held in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the, Layne Villard Memorial, Red River Bank, Account # 2550184. To extend online condolences to the Villard family visit

Funeral Home
Kramer Funeral Home
2905 Masonic Drive Alexandria, LA 71301
Tel. (318) 445-6311