Mr. Payne died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at a local nursing home.
Born Dec. 30, 1927, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late Henry and Florence Parker Payne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willodean Tidwell Payne.
Mr. Payne was a retired employee of the city of Cornelia, where he was a maintenance operator in the water department.
Survivors include his sister, Anna Belle Ivester of Baldwin, also nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Payne family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, November 13, 2013