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Joe R. Payne

May 4, 1929 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Joe R. Payne Obituary

Joe R. Payne, age 93 of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 17, 2022 following an extended illness.

Born in the Mud Creek Community of Cornelia, Georgia on May 04, 1929, he was the son of the late Enoch Kinsey & Etta Almedia Morris Payne. Joe retired from Schnadig Furniture Corporation where he worked as a carpenter with 30 plus years of dedicated service. In his spare time, he enjoyed working outdoors and playing video games. Most of all, Joe loved the Lord and wanted others to know Christ as well. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Ann Payne; sons, Clifton Payne & Jeffrey Joe Payne; grandson, David Payne.

Survivors include his loving wife & caregiver of 66 years, Amy Tomlin Payne of Alto, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Gregory M. & Tara Payne of Alto, GA; daughters & sons-in-law, Alesia & James Brock of Cornelia, GA; Natalie & Monti Galerneau of Alto, GA; Alaine Zimmerman Payne of Demorest, GA; sister, Wineferd Grizzle of Titusville, FL; grandchildren, Simon Brock of Cornelia, GA; Stephanie & Nathan Allen of Demorest, GA; Grayson Galerneau of Alto, GA; great-grandson, Brendon Ivester of Demorest, GA; many other relatives, & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2022 at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville with Rev. Austin Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour on Monday, November 21, 2022.

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Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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November 21, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Funeral Service
November 21, 2022

2:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Interment following service
November 21, 2022

New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
Pea Ridge Road
Cornelia, GA 30531


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