Funeral service for Johnnie Oren Payne, 74, will be held today, February 28, 2014, at 12 p.m. from Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Barrett Holloway officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:30 until service time. Mr. Payne passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Payne, of Wedowee; one daughter, Beverly Thorne, of Hilton Head, S.C.; one son, Jonathan Craig Payne, of Anniston; one sister, Louise Shelnutt, of Rome, Ga.; two brothers, Freddie Payne and Lamar Payne, both of Wedowee; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. A Randolph County native, Mr. Payne was born on January 27, 1940, the son of Calvin Lee and Duelalar Holloway Payne. He was Baptist by faith and worked in security for the State of Alabama. Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Brian D. Holloway; one brother, James Ray Payne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to Cherith Baptist Church c/o Tim Brown at 4695 Old Highway 431, Newell, AL 36280. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 28, 2014
Benefield Funeral Home
89076 Hwy 9 Lineville, AL 36266