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JENNINGS, Mo. (KSDK) – The next time you travel down a part of West Florissant, you'll cross Austin A. Layne Junior Way, which pays tribute to a local businessman who operates a mortuary business bearing his name that has three locations in the St. Louis area.

Layne is active in numerous community and civic organizations, including the Jennings Chamber of Commerce, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, the National Funeral Directors Association and St. Louis Gateway Funeral Directors Association.

He also hosts a radio show on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The Austin A. Layne Jr. Way Honorary Street Sign Committee sent a letter of proposal in August 2013 to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley for approval.

The signs are located at West Florissant Avenue and Jennings Station Road, and at West Florissant Avenue and Sunbury Avenue.

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