Clarence Bennett Payne

May 21, 1930 ~ September 17, 2018 (age 88)

Clarence Bennett Payne 

Clarence Bennett Payne, age 88, of Greensboro, Georgia, died on Monday, September 17, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Eatonton. A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born in Greensboro, Georgia on May 21, 1930, the son of the late Clifton Payne and Linnie Smith Payne. Clarence graduated from Greensboro High School.  For over thirty years he was a supervisor for Westinghouse Electric Corp in Athens, GA. After he retired he worked for Bryan Scott in Greensboro, GA.  He was a member of the West End Baptist Church in Greensboro and a Mason at the San Marino Lodge #34 in Greensboro. Most of his life he played the guitar with friends and enjoyed being outside doing yard work.

In addition to his wife Katherine Snipes Payne, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ellis Payne, Coy Payne, Lois Rainey and Doris Moon. He is survived by his daughters, LuAnn Clark (Morgan) of Eatonton, GA and Connie Callaway (Jerry) of Greensboro, GA; grandchildren, Bobby Clark, Allison Clark and Julie Callaway; great grandchildren, Susan Hart (Adam) and Abby Manders; sisters, Clara Payne Hopkins of Greensboro, GA, Marie Whitley (JR) of Watkinsville, GA; brothers, Leonard Payne (Edith) of Lake Charles, LA and Mike Payne (Terri) of Hull, GA; other relatives and friends..

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Robert Robinson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at Westlawn Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Highway 11 North, Monroe, GA 30656. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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