Mr. James "Haskell" Payne

  • BORN: March 19, 1943
  • DIED: June 21, 2017
  • LOCATION: Toccoa, Georgia

Mr. James "Haskell" Payne, age 74, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at North Ridge Health and Rehab in Commerce, GA.

Born March 19, 1943 in Toccoa, he was a son of Bonnie Sue Cobb Payne and the late George Lee Payne.

He was a member of Tugaloo Baptist Church and was retired from Jervis B. Webb Company of GA.

Family members include his Mother, Bonnie Sue Cobb Payne; daughter, Sonja Payne Reed of Seneca, SC; sons, Jeffery Payne of Seneca, SC and Wesley Payne and daughter-in-law, Christina of Ellijay, GA; grandchildren, Whitney and Chris Burton, Morgan Reed. Michael Payne, and Nicholas Payne; brother and sister-in-law, Sherman and Deborah Payne; and a great-granddaughter, Charley Burton.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Payne and sisters, Daphene Barrett and Delores Shelton.

Funeral services will be held at four o'clock Sunday, June 25, 2017 from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Harris Pressley officiating.

Burial will follow at Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Elrod officiating at the graveside service.

The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers; Thumper Childers, Jimmy Carter, Caleb Higginbotham, Rusty Mitchell, Brad Payne, and Johnny Childers.

The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 2pm – 4pm Sunday.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.


“ Haskell was a very special person that ive known most of my life. ad his children when they were young. I am so sorry for your loss. rest in peace my...Read More »


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