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Originally published: 2013-11-18 13:42:06
Last modified: 2013-11-18 13:42:50

Ernest M Payne

Ernest M. Payne, 96, of Winston Salem, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 17, 2013, at Springwood Care Center in Winston-Salem.

Mr. Payne was born April 28, 1917, in Watauga County, a son of the late Tommy and Bessie Watson Payne. He retired from Flow Motors in Winston-Salem, and later worked part-time for Food Lion in Winston-Salem. Mr. Payne was a member of Parkland Church.

Mr. Payne is survived by four sons, Larry W. Payne and wife, Jan, of Charlotte, Bill Payne and wife, Kathy, of Aynor, S.C., Roy Payne of Emerald Isle, and Tony D. Payne of Lexington; one brother, John Payne and wife, Sue, of Indian Trail, and two sisters, Lillian Woolman and husband, Wayne, of Port Huron, Mich., and Avalee Cottrell of Winston-Salem. He is also survived by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Woodring Payne; five brothers, Lenney, Ransom, Herby, Jimmy, and Collis Payne; one sister, Ola Belle of Gonzales, Texas, and one grandson, John Payne.

Funeral services for Ernest Marshall Payne will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1 to 2p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Tilley. Entombment will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkland Church, 2900 Old Salisbury Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127.

Online condolences may be sent to the Payne family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.