Maxie Howell Payne

Mr. Maxie Howell Payne, 75, of Ellijay, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016.

He was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Newton, Miss., to the late Howell R. and Louise Walker Payne.

He was a graduate of Gilmer High School, class of 1958, worked for Delta Airlines as a supervisor, and served honorably in the United States Navy. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and the Chattahoochee Hunting Club.

He is survived by wife of 52 years, Barbara Beck Payne; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Payne of Lula, and Jason and Amy Payne, of Acworth; granddaughters, Jadyn Payne, Sydney Payne and Presley Payne; brother and sister-in-law, Karl and Lorraine Payne, of Ellijay; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, from Hope Lutheran Church in Ellijay with Pastor David Smedley officiating. 

Inurnment will take place in the Hope Lutheran Church columbarium following the service. 

Graveside military rites will be performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour at 1 p.m. at  Hope Lutheran Church  Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 3595 Old Highway 5 South, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mr. Payne.

Condolences can be made at

Logan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006