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Snow Ophelia Payne

November 13, 1940 November 30, 2018
Snow Ophelia Payne
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Obituary for Snow Ophelia Payne

Mrs. Snow Ophelia Whitley Payne, 78, of Comer, GA formerly of Elberton, wife of the late William Levarn "Smitty" Payne, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Hill Haven Nursing Home in Commerce.

Mrs. Payne was born November 13, 1940 in Athens, GA to Charlie Ernest Whitley and Nellie Ophelia Scarborough Whitley. She was a retired bus driver and para-professional for ROTC for 20+ years. Mrs. Payne's strong support for the U.S. Armed Services and Veterans lead her to be a honorary member of L.Z. Friendly.

She is survived by her children: William Payne of Elberton, GA, Gayle Oliver of Hull, GA, Kim Pinion of Jefferson, GA, Kristie Payne of Panama City Beach, FL; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by brothers: Jack Whitley and Hoyt Whitley.

Memorial service to celebrate Snow's life will be held 2PM, Sunday December 2, 2018 at L.Z. Friendly, 1050 Johnny McElroy Rd. Colbert, GA 30655.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Snow Ophelia Whitley Payne.

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2:00 PM 12/2/2018 2:00:00 PM
L.Z. Friendly

1050 Johnny McElroy Road
Colbert, GA 30655

L.Z. Friendly
1050 Johnny McElroy Road Colbert 30655 GA
United States

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Elmhurst Cemetery Final Resting Place

400 North Oliver Street
Elberton, GA 30635

400 North Oliver Street Elberton 30635 GA
United States

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