HOLLINGSWORTH COMMUNITY – David Payne, 82, Banks County, died Sunday, December 13, 2009.
Born on February 19, 1927, in Banks County, he was the son of the late Herschel and Elsie Lane Payne. He was a graduate of Baldwin High School and was a veteran having served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Line Baptist Church and was a retired poultry and cattle farmer. He was a former board member of the B.J.C. Medical Center Board with 15 years of service and a former member of the Banks County Cattlemen’s Association. Mr. Payne was preceded in death by a brother, Alec Payne.
Survivors include his wife and dedicated companion of 61 years, Lurlene Ward Payne, Hollingsworth Community; daughters and sons-in-law, Kay House and the Rev. Tim House, Gillsville, Kim and Andy Harris, Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Jane Payne, Clarkesville; sister and brother-in-law, Priscilla and Bob Mabrey, Baldwin; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 15, at 2 p.m., from the Whitfield Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenneth McEntire and Tim House officiating. Burial will be in the Line Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, The Rabun County DAV Chapter #15, and the Habersham County American Legion Post #84. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, December 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. and from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. just prior to the funeral hour on Tuesday, December 15.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1841 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, or to the Line Baptist Church, 594 Spring Rd., Baldwin, GA 30511.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.