PHILIPPI — Theodore Brooks Payne, 83, a resident of Century, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born March 21, 1929 in Barbour Co. a son of the late William Earl and Anna Marie (Curkendall) Payne. He was united in marriage to Jewell Faith Payne who preceded him in death in 1994.
Surviving are children Robert Brooks Payne of Century, Cynthia Jewell Mandelli and husband Alex of Ohio, Lyle Allen Payne and wife Nina Sue, Edmund Bruce Payne and wife Darlene Kay and Carla Renee Burr and husband Jody L. all of Century; two sisters, Iris Ramsey and Shirley Grippe both of Ohio; three brothers, Hershel Payne and wife Dorothy of Carrollton, William “Bill” Payne of Century and Joe Payne of Buckhannon; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one expected great-grandchild due in March.
Mr. Payne was preceded in death by one brother, Mason Payne and one sister Lorraine Cox.
He retired from Bethlehem Mines 101. He enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Sunday Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. -2 p.m. the service hour with Rev. Wease Day officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.