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Gerald Payne, 80
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Gerald Payne, 80, a Warren County resident and native was born May 5, 1939 and passed away May 23 in St. Thomas River Park Hospital following an extended illness.

He was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service and retired farmer, member of the Church of Christ at Harmony and son of the late Aaron and Anna Pearl Mayfield Payne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Ben Arliss Payne and sister, Willie Joetta Payne.

Payne is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Clayton Carlton and Retha Payne of Rock Island, and Daniel Bruce Payne of Walling; daughter, Tammy Geraldine Payne of Walling; and three grandchildren, Layna A. Payne, Katlyn M. Payne and Aaron C. Payne.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 27 at 12 p.m. in High’s Chapel with Gene Brock to officiate. Interment will follow in Crain Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday until the time of service.

Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 26, 2019