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George "Shank" Payne
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Obituary for George "Shank" Payne

George “Shank” Payne, age 78 of Williamsburg, Ky., passed away Thursday March 15, 2018 at Beech Tree Manor Nursing Home in Jellico, Tennessee. He was born May 3, 1939 in Williamsburg, Ky. to the late Carson Payne Sr. and the late Fannie Perkins Payne. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers Johnny Hugh Payne, Ernest Delbert Payne and William Alfred Payne. He was a longtime member and deacon of Kensee Baptist Church. He was a member of the Jellico Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife Emilee Jeffers Payne of Williamsburg, Ky., 3 daughters; Deborah Strunk (Rev. Leonard) of Williamsburg, Ky., Janice Goins (Robbie) of Jacksboro, Tennessee, Patricia Halcomb (Brent) of Williamsburg, Ky., 2 grandchildren; Emily Ann Woods (Justin) and Luke Halcomb, 3 sisters; Dolly Williams of Xenia, Ohio, Selma Herron of Knoxville, Tennessee, Nannie Sue Davis (J.L.) of Jellico, Tennessee, 1 brother Carson Payne Jr. of Monticello, Ky., 2 Sister-in-laws; Laura Payne of Clinton, Tennessee and Rachel Payne of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, several nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Sunday March 18, 2018 at Ellison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leonard Strunk and Rev. Wayne Barton officiating. Interment will be in Clearfork Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1:00 pm Sunday March 18, 2018 until funeral hour at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 3:00 pm Sunday prior to the funeral service at the funeral home by the Jellico Masonic Lodge #527.
Pallbearers will be Richard Prewitt, Ben Prewitt, David Halcomb, Cas Payne, Justin Woods Luke Halcomb Dewayne Jeffers and Wayne Barton.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ellison Funeral Home

512 Main Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769





3:00 PM
Ellison Funeral Home

512 Main Street
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Cemetery Details


Clearfork Cemetery

1995 State Hwy 1804
Williamsburg, Ky 40769

Memorial Contribution

Alzeheimer's Association


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