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Deacon George Eric Payne


And God shall wipe  away all tears from your eyes.  With sadness in our hearts the Davis funeral home of Ocilla Georgia, announces the death and home going celebration for Deacon George Eric Payne of 404 Aaron Street in Ocilla Georgia who passed into eternal rest on Friday May 11, 2018 at the Irwin county hospital in Ocilla Georgia.  Born June 13, 1965  Deacon Paynes leaves to cherish his memories, his wife: Mrs. Pamela Buck Payne of Ocilla.  Their children:  Mr. Keon (Tonja) Payne, Ms. Briana Payne, Ms. Melanie Payne and Mr. Matthew Payne all of Ocilla Georgia.  Grand Children: Jordan Payne, Kyhlon Payne, and Zayvian Payne all of Ocilla.  His siblings:  Mr. James Welcie (Vivian) Florence  of Trenton New Jersey, Mrs. Rena (Shawn) Smith of Fitzgerald, Georgia,  Mr. Jonathan (Virginia) Payne of Ocilla Georgia and Mrs. Annie Ruth Tiggett of Ocilla Georgia.  Also a host of Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends survives. 
A home going celebration is planned for Deacon George Eric Payne on Saturday May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from the Midway Baptist church highway 32 East, in the Holt community where the Rev. Al Keith Milton is host pastor.  Pastor James C. Curtis  will deliver the eulogy.  Interment will follow in the Ocilla city cemetery, on Valdosta Ave. 
Deacon Payne will lie in state at the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak Street OcillaFriday morning 10:00 until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday morning at the church 10:00 until the funeral hour.  The family will greet friends  Friday evening 6:00 until 7:00 at the Davis funeral home chapel.  The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.


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#12 Tracy Bryant 2018-05-19 14:14
Words cannot express the loss we all feel right now......may GOD continue to strengthen you all at your time of loss
#11 Stan & Gloria Mix 2018-05-18 20:35
Eric, you will be missed by so many including us. You are such a soft spoken man with the kindest heart. May you rest peacefully and may God keep you alive in your family's hearts and thoughts.God bless you Pam, Briana, Melanie, & Matthew. We love you and you will be in our prayers!
#10 Dr. Chris Gaskin 2018-05-18 18:59
Sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dr. Christopher Gaskin
Director Antiterrorism/L aw Enforcement
NSA Orlando Florida
#9 Debra Jackson 2018-05-18 11:06
Pam, I am truly sorry for your loss. Continue to look to God and you and the children will get through this. Love you and God bless.
#8 Linda Ragan 2018-05-18 10:25
I'm very sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers.
#7 Cindy Griffin 2018-05-17 18:42
I am so very sorry for your loss. Briana, Melanie, and Matthew, my prayers are with you and your family.
#6 Angela K Anderson-Jo 2018-05-17 12:21
To Pam and the Payne family,

Gone but not forgotten. As the days go by may your memories of Eric get sweeter and sweeter. Continue to look to the hills from whence cometh all your help; because we know that joy will come in the morning. Allow the peace of God to sustain you all as you keep your minds stayed on him.

I will never forget my cousin and will keep the family uplifted in prayer.

Angela Kay Anderson-Johnson
127 Griffin Court
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
#5 Danny Benyard 2018-05-17 01:01
A man never had a bad word about anyone, A Wonderful Mman! RIP Bro!
#4 Stephanie Florence 2018-05-17 00:30
Our prayers go out to the family. Rest In Peace Eric. You were always kind and had a smile on your face. You will be a shining light in heaven. Always family.
#3 Rev. K. R. Glover 2018-05-16 02:50
Our prayers are with you. The blessings of God be with you is my prayer.
Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Glover

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