Peggy Joyce Payne, of Covington, passed away April 29, 2018, at the age of 84. Mrs. Payne was a member of Christ Cornerstone Church where she taught a Sunday School class as well as working in the church nursery. She enjoyed traveling to the beach, talking on the phone with friends, doing crossword puzzles and working in her yard. In addition, Mrs. Payne wrote poems and spent time reading her Bible. She treasured visiting with her friends. Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Julius Payne; parents Bige R. Dodd and Ruby (Lane) Dodd; sister, Jeanette Cordell; brother, Harold Dodd.
Survivors include her daughter, Dinah Hawkins; son and daughter-in-law, John R. “Randy” and Sherry Payne; grandchildren, Marci Hawkins, Timothy Payne, Dawn Mason, Andrew Payne; seven great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, Covington, with Pastor Darrell Payne and Timothy Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family two hours prior to the service, from 1 to 3 p.m.