Obituary- James Franklin Payne

Feb 4th, 2019 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

The Scoop has learned of the passing of Mr. James Franklin Payne of Burlington. Mr. Payne died at his residence on January 20th at the age of 80. He was a native of Alamance County.

Mr. Payne was the husband of Dawn Clark Payne, who survives, and the son of William O. Payne and Mary Marcelia Ingle Payne, whom both preceded him in death. He was the co-owner of Payne Oil Company. Mr. Payne was very fond of horses and enjoyed raising and showing Tennessee Walking horses. He was a member of the NCWHA (North Carolina Walking Horse Association) and a past member of the Graham Jaycees. His free time was spent beekeeping.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Payne is also survived by his three children Jim Payne (Julie), Sharon Maker (Jeff), and Kristen Perry and fiancé, Charlie; five grandchildren, Patterson Miller, Hobbs Maker, Eric Lindsey, Wil Payne and Rachel Lindsey; sister, Edith Conklin; brother, Raymond Payne (Shannon). He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Payne and Richard Payne.

The funeral service was conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on January 23, 2019. Burial followed in Alamance Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the web addresses for No Kid Hungry,, Mana Nutrition, , Kopper Top Therapeutic Riding,, or American Cancer Society, The Scoop sends our deepest sympathy to the Payne Family.

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