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Payne, Samuel

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Samuel Strother Payne Jr. Samuel Strother Payne Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Born in Charlottesville, on November 5, 1930, he was the son of the late Samuel Strother Payne and Virginia Head Payne. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Carol Lee Davis Payne; an infant son; and two sisters, Mae Payne Ferneyhough and Mildred Payne Benton. Sam attended Clark School and graduated from Lane High School in 1949. He went to work for Virginia Power Company until he was called into active service in the Korean War. He served in the Army Artillery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1951 until 1952. He then returned to work for Virginia Power in the line department. In 1992, he retired as a Meter Servicer after 43 years. In 1955, he met and married Carol Lee Davis and they raised a family in Charlottesville. In retirement Sam and Carol did a lot of traveling and cruising with family and friends. They enjoyed their 15 years of volunteering with Meals on Wheels, activities with Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, as charter members and Deacons, singing with the Senior Singers, visiting the Home Bound and driving the church bus on trips. He is survived by his three children, Lee Anne Hahn and her husband, Dennis, Jan Smythers and her husband, Douglas, and Samuel S. "Skip" Payne III and his wife, Cyndi; seven grandchildren, Robert Marcum and his wife, Samantha, Nicholas Marcum, Cody Marcum and his wife, Nikki, Andrew Smythers and his fiancee, Lori Jean, Brittany Maynard and her husband, Drew, Jessica Payne, and Samantha Payne; one great- grandchild, Carter Marcum; two sisters, Lucille Holliday and her husband, Alfred, and Juanita Payne; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Dave Meaders and the Reverend Margaret Gillette officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Broadus Memorial Baptist Church, 1525 Stony Point Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Teague Funeral Home. Friends may sign a guest register at

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  • Mike Margie and Jordan Collins posted at 7:34 am on Fri, Oct 4, 2013.

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    Jan and Lee Ann - Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your father. Please know our family is here for your family in whatever you may need. God's Blessings to you all.


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