BALDWIN - Lurlene Ward Payne, 85, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
She was born on February 4, 1928, in Banks County, the daughter of the late Silas and Grace Caudell Ward. Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her husband, David E. Payne; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Joe White; granddaughter, Melissa Leigh Payne; and brother-in-law, Loyd Meeler. She was a graduate of Baldwin High School and was a retired poultry farmer and homemaker. She was a member of Line Baptist Church. Lurlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, loved ones stated.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Tim House, Gillsville, and Kim and Andy Harris, Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Jane Payne, Clarkesville; sister, Ruby Meeler, Cornelia; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Janice Ward, Mt. Airy; grandchildren and their spouses, Daphne and Matthew Moon and Holly and Ashley Little; grandchildren, Nicholas Harris, Michelle Payne, and Andrea Harris; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Moon, Emily Moon, Sara Moon, and Ella Little.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Revs. Tim House, Roy G. Rogers, and Kenneth McEntire officiating. Interment will follow in Line Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the funeral home.
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Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.