Mr. Payne was born June 23, 1931 in Sylvania, AL, the son of the late Herbert Clayton Payne, SR and Viveen Warren Payne. He was a member of the Harrell Street Church of God of the Union Assembly. Mr. Payne was retired from Caron Yarn. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force . Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Myra Payne Tanner; and 4 brothers, Cledith Payne, Oscar Payne, Melford Payne, and Herb Payne.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lula Mae Payne; children, Felicia Rena Payne, Buford Wayne Payne, Kenneth Carter Payne, II, Herbert Clayton Payne, III.; sisters, Johnnie Lewis, Gwendelyn Thompson, and Virgie Buffington; 18 Grandchildren; and 12 Great Grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Harrell Street Church of God of the Union Assembly. Rev. Houston Eaton and Rev. Denny Smith will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 2:00 p. m. until the service hour.