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  She Plans Wedding In April to Jerry Jackson Payne In Mountain Church.

   Mrs. Alton Willis Janey of Signal Mountain announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Cornelia (Connie) deMare Janey, to Jerry Jackson Payne, son of Jack Payne of this city and the late Mrs. Payne.
   The wedding will take place on April 19 at the Wayside Presbyterian church et Signal Mountain.
    The bride-elect Is the daughter of the late Mr. Janey. She received bar education at Chattanooga High School and the University of Chattanooga. where she was a member : of Chi Omega sorority and Alpha Lambda Delta, Le Cercle Francals and Westminster Fellowship. She Is employed at the Railway Express Co.
   The prospective bridegroom Is the brother of Miss Shirley Payne. A graduate of Chattanooga High School, he Is now serving with the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

[Chattanooga Daily Times, Chattanooga, TN, 27 Mar 1955, Sun, Page 38]

   Manchester, Tennessee Mr. Jerry Jackson Payne, age 85, of Manchester, TN, passed from this life on Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Manchester, TN.
 . Mr. Payne was born in Chattanooga, TN, to his late parents Jack and Louise Payne. He was a 1953 graduate of Chattanooga High School and then went to serve in the United States Army as a paratrooper of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team from 1953 until 1956.
   After serving our country, he went to the University of Chattanooga and graduated in 1959. Mr. Payne was a long time employee of Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) from 1962 until 1996.
   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Janey and his second wife, Elizabeth Payne.
   Mr. Payne is survived by sons, Bruce and Bryan Payne; daughter, Kathy Payne; sister, Shirley Downs; several nieces and nephews.
   Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday July 22, 2021, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Private burial will be held at a later date.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Coffee County Humane Society. Central Funeral Home is serving the family,

[courtesy of "'82 VFL]

Columbarium  marker for Jerry J. Payne and spouse in Columbarium Section CW1-C, Row A, Site 11, Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga (Hamilton county), Tennessee.

[Note that his second wife predeceased him and the engraver failed to leave space for Jerry's birth and death.  That line should have read 1935-2021]

Jerry served in the 508th ARCT from 1953-1956 and attained the rank of SPC-3.


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