Sandy R. Payne


Sandy Revonne Dobson-Payne, 66, of Columbus, passed from this life at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015, at his home.

Born December 9, 1948, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Mr. Payne was the son of Sandy Augustus and Mary Syfonsbia Dobson Payne. He married Nancy J. Starks July 18, 1983.

Mr. Payne was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1998 and he was an auctioneer with Wetzel, Turner & Payne.

Sandy was a member of St. John CME Church and he was instrumental in getting the Dobson family reunion started in Winston-Salem. His true passion was auctioneering and his hobbies included genealogy and antiquing.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Nancy; his father, Sandy A. Payne of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; daughters, Aleesha Payne-Wilson of Atlanta, Georgia, Monique Payne-McNeely of Plano, Texas, and Cathy Payne-Chairs of Tulsa, Oklahoma; stepsons, Charles Curtis Long and William Kelly Long, both of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; sisters, Vaughnita Solomon and Patrice Adams, both of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; brothers, Timothy (Pat) Payne of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Ervin (Rita) Payne of Winnipeg, Canada; a special friend, Leighton Turner of Edinburgh; and a host of other family members and friends.

Mr. Payne was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Syfonsbia Payne; his first wife, Claudia Anderson; a sister, Mary L. Drummond; and grandparents, Ervin and Janie Dobson.

The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Ray Ware officiating.

Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John CME Church, 350 NW Crawford Place, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

Additional services will be held in Winston-Salem, under the direction of Clark S. Brown & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown, North Carlina, with military honors.

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