James Hubert Payne

Published 12:04 pm Monday, November 23, 2020

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Mr. James Hubert Payne, 73, of Cedar Ridge Road, Mocksville, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at SECU Hospice Care Center in Yadkinville.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1947, in Carroll County, Va. to the late Bill and Helen Louise Ring Gordon. He was a member of Blaise Baptist Church and retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 32 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and camping and was a ham radio operator. He was a very fun-loving man and was kind hearted.

Survivors: his wife of 37 years, Kay Mason Payne of the home; 2 children, Crissy McEwen (Mike Hicks) of Mocksville and Regan Richardson (Matt) of Florida; a stepson, Mike Byerly (Sally) of Mocksville; 7 grandchildren, Coty McEwen (Ashley), Triston McEwen, Ashlyn Byerly (Ben Donathan), Chelsea Byerly, Madison Byerly, Ethan Heck and Chase Heck; 5 great-grandchildren, Wesson McEwen, Sawyer McEwen, Alexis Gadson, Josiah Gadson and Noah Donathan; a sister, Linda Bost (Cecil) of King; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Blaise Baptist Church with the Revs. Ken Furches and Glenn Sellers officiating.

Memorials: Blaise Baptist building fund, 134 Blaise Church Road, Mocksville; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.