October 12, 2005

James R. Payne

James R. Payne was born May 1, 1922 in Canton, Ga. He was a veteran of World War II and one of the proud US Army Rangers to survive the beaches of the Normany Invasion on D-Day. He was a true American Hero. He dedicated his life to his family and country. He was also proud to be considered a Delta Pioneer and a retiree of Delta Air Lines after 28 years of service. Mr. Payne died October 11, 2005, of natural causes.

He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys; Son, Rusty and Cindy Payne; Daughter, Rebecca Goodman; 5 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren; and Darrell Partain, Best Friend.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 1:00 PM at Cherokee Memorial Gardens, Canton, Ga. The family will receive friends at Tara Chapel Wednesday, October 12, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm.

Horis A. Ward Tara Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. 770-471-7171.