Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Honorable Judge Jon M. Payne

HONORABLE JUDGE JON M. PAYNE, age 71, of Martin Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in a Rome, Georgia hospital. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on August 22, 1948, He was a son of the late Dr. Willard Marlin Payne and Montyne Brock Payne who survives. Judge Payne was an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Chattooga High School, a Veteran of the U. S. Marines, for several years was a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Deputy, and was elected Chattooga County Probate Judge in 1975 at the age 25 and was the only Probate Judge Chattooga County has known. He was a member of the Church of Christ and member of Alpine Lodge #211, F & AM.

Surviving are His daughter, Marlie Payne; sons and spouse, Patrick Payne and girl friend, Michelle Glass and Chase and Brandee Payne; mother, Montyne Brock Payne; sister and brother-in-law, Marla and Darrell Wise; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Sue Payne; grandchildren, Laney Payne, Harper Payne, and Logan Payne; special friend, Teresa Scott; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral and interment service was private, Minister Edward Ledford officiating. Active Pallbearers Johnny Bass, Gary McConnell. Quinton Wilson, Lann Cordle, Jim Hill, Mark Schrader, Buddy Hill, and Tracy Maddux, Honorary Pallbearers Becky Duke and officers of the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department. Military Honors by Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post #5. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Cancer Navigators, #255 W. 5th St., Suite #300. Rome, GA.-30165.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for HONORABLE JUDGE JON M. PAYNE.

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