COMMERCE - Juanita Irene Payne, 78, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.
She was born in Eatonton, the daughter of the late Oscar and Zonnia Eller Griffin. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce and was retired from City Radio and TV. Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel L. Payne.
Survivors include daughters, Debra Farmer, Nicholson, Linda Hawks, Commerce, and Beth Haggard, Athens; brother, Harold Griffin, Eatonton; sister, Sylvia Carlan, Lawrenceville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10, at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Carlton Allen officiating. Interment will be in Grey Hill Cemetery.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.