Richard Floyd Payne (1943 - 2018)


Richard Floyd Payne, 74, husband of 38 years to Annette Curtis Payne, died Friday, January 5, 2018. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Richard Payne and Dorothy Grugle Payne. He retired after 20 years of serve in the US Army as a mechanic and as well as a mechanic from the University of Georgia. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to his wife include one son: Nathan William Payne of Lexington; siblings: Tommy Payne, Barbara Slesser, Debbie Payne, Karen Seggerty and Cathy Berens. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Lord and Stephens East. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Smile Train, 41 Madison Avenue 28th Floor, New York, NY 10010 or Lord & Stephens East is in charge of arrangements.
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Lord & Stephens Funeral Home - East Chapel
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Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Jan. 6, 2018