Joel Clayton Payne

July 20, 1946 - June 10, 2014

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North Myrtle Beach

Joel Clayton Payne, 67, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on July 20, 1946 in High Point, NC, he was the son of the late David Clayton and Reba Wharton Ellington Payne.

Mr. Payne is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lynne Pierce Payne; sons, Ean S. Payne, Brandon A. Payne; daughters, Cassie E. Creakman, Emily L. Payne; brother, Steve W. Payne; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, Lowell D. Payne.

A celebration of Joel’s life will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, June 15 at 1300 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 140 University Plaza Drive, Conway, SC 29529.

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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.