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Raymond Payne

Raymond Payne, Sr., 80, of Ringgold, Georgia, died Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Raymond loved music, baseball, fishing, and the Chicago Cubs.

Preceding Raymond in death were his parents, James Thomas and Della Mae Sweatt Payne; sister, Myrtle Lee Whaley; and brothers, Oliver, Carl, J. Brown, and Thomas Harmon Payne.

Survivors include his wife Wilma McAllister Payne of Georgia; daughters, Pam (Randy) Sims of Dunlap, Gail (Terry) Denney, Sue Trujillo, both of Pikeville, and Diane Ables of Chattanooga; son, Ray (Deborah) Payne of Pikeville; sister, Margaret Thurman of Chattanooga; brother, John W. Payne of Hermitage; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A graveside service was held May 2, at Cordell Cemetery in Dunlap.

In Lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in his honor to Bledsoe Cancer Care Team, 611 Big Springs Gap Road, Pikeville, TN 37367

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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