Mrs. Wylene Ballew Payne

Mrs. Wylene Ballew Payne, 96, of Ellijay died Thursday, May 11, 2017.

She was born April 9, 1921, in Gilmer County to the late L.L. “Fate” and Alice Elizabeth Sanford Ballew. She worked in the textile industry at J&C, attended Pleasant Gap Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and attending flea markets.

She is preceded in death by husband, John William Payne; siblings, L.L. Ballew, James Ballew, Lucille Ballew and Gerta Davis.

She is survived by son, Bill Payne; brother, Leeman Ballew, of Ellijay; sister; Nina Silvers, of Chatsworth; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Dotson and the Rev. Robin Silvers officiating.

Music was Regina Morgan.

Pallbearers were Joe Ballew, Fred Ballew, Marty Ballew, Eric Ballew, Keith Ballew and Phillip Ballew.

Interment was in the Ellijay City Cemetery.

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Ellijay, GA. 30540

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