Payne, James Franklin

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James Franklin Payne, 80, of Blacksburg, Va., and formerly of Richmond, Va., passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Skyline Manor Nursing & Rehab in Floyd, Va. Mr. Payne was born in English, W.Va., on June 14, 1930. He was a son of the late William H. Payne Sr. and Rosa Belle Adair Payne Hagerman.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters; and four brothers. Mr. Payne was a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy, a graduate of Virginia Tech and received his Masters Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He was a retired administrator for the Commonwealth of Virginia and attended the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Broyles Payne, of Blacksburg; one daughter, Susan Campbell, of Berkley Springs, W.Va.; one brother, William H. Payne Jr., of Warm Hearth Village in Blacksburg; two grandchildren, Allen Campbell and Vickie Campbell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va., with the Rev. Harry Wright officiating with entombment following the service. Online condolences can be sent to the family at