Obituaries: Mr. Bernard Alexander, Mr. Luther Burton Payton Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. Bernard Alexander, Mr. Luther Burton Payton Jr.

Myrtle Hill in Rome.

Mr. Luther Burton Payton Jr., age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at a local nursing home.

Mr. Payton was born on February 7, 1937, in Floyd County, GA, son of the late Luther Burton Payton, Sr. and the late Addie Frances Pierce Payton.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lola Mae Payton, a son, Michael Burton Payton, and by 7 siblings.  Mr. Payton was a self-employed business owner for many years, having owned “Payton’s Drive-In” and “Footlong Drive-In” where he treated customers to his homemade cuisine.  He was also a skilled carpenter having built his own house.

Survivors include 2 children, Jo Ann Crane and Curtis Payton; 2 grandchildren, Brittanny Nicole Crane and Ryan Lamar Crane; 3 siblings, Alice Lumpkin, Bertha Lumpkin and Clarence Payton; nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Payton will be cremated.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.

Mr. Bernard Alexander, age 67, of Rockmart transitioned November 18, 2021.

Service for Mr. Bernard Alexander will be Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 1 pm at F. K. Jones Funeral Home in Peek Chapel.



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