Rev. Emerson Payne, age 86, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 15, 2018.
Rev. Payne has pastored several churches in the area. He served in Korea during his military service. He was past master of LayFayette #44 Masonic Lodge.
His parents, Charlie R. and Mary Elizabeth Payne; grandson, Kaleb Payne; four brothers and seven sisters, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Wansley Pruitt Payne; children, Rev. Carter and Martha Payne, Kenneth and Vivian Payne, Carolyn and David Parks, Rev. Barry and Rita Payne, and Marcus and Deborah Payne; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many other loving friends and relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Payne were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Chapel of Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming with Rev. Danny Ray Martin and Rev. Carter Payne officiating.
Interment followed at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Feb. 16 and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Feb. 17 at the funeral home.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of arrangements.