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Gary Payne

January 31, 1955 — March 16, 2013

Gary Lynn Payne, age 58, of Sparta passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at his home in Sparta, TN.

He was born January 31, 1955 to Charles C. Payne and Betty Sue O'Dell Payne.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother Eddie Dewayne Payne.

Survivors include wife, Susan Payne; children, Todd Lynn Payne, Charles Derrick Payne and wife Kaci, Justin Michael Payne and wife Heather, Mitchell Lee Payne and McKay Roberts Kolonicke and husband Jason; mother, Betty Sue Payne; uncles, David Reed, Earl Payne and Robert Payne; aunts, Martha Mae Bryant and Evelyn Watson; and 7 grandchildren, Caleb Payne, Cabren Payne, Carter Payne, Kyleigh Payne, Harleigh White, Kaliey Kolonicke and Christina Kolonicke. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Family will receive friends at Thurman Funeral Home, Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5pm till service at 7PM. Then graveside services will be at New Bon Air Cemetery, Wednesday, March 20 , 2013 at 11 am. Officiating will be Bro. Robert Murdock.

Pallbearers, Brandon Reed, Charles McBride, Jack McKendree, Jim Payne, Ronnie Young, Terry Breedlove and Scott Collins.

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Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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