Martha Geraldine Payne, age 71 of Chipley, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at her residence. She was born June 6, 1942 in Hillsborough County to the late Mr. Joseph Drane and Helen Naomi Griffis. Mrs. Payne was a resident of Chipley for 25 years coming from Palm Harbor, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Chipley. She was a retired supervisor of the ARC Center in Chipley.
Mrs. Payne is survived by three sons, James Payne Jr., and wife Renee of Chipley, David Payne of Chipley, and Joey Payne and wife Sue of Jellico, Tenn.; two sisters, Helen Licals of Tampa, and Darlene Sniper of Tampa; half-sister, Martha Beckworth of Marianna; three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Family received friends Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Brickyard Road Chapel. Funeral Services were held Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Brickyard Road Chapel with the Rev. Mike Orr officiating. Interment followed at Blue Lake Baptist Church Cemetery in Chipley with Brown Funeral Home directing. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.