The Newnan Times-Herald


Mavis Jewell Kennedy Payne

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Feb. 13, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Mrs. Mavis Kennedy Payne, 91, of a brief time in Peachtree City and formerly, Columbus, Georgia, completed her earthly journey on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Southland Health and Rehabilitation, Peachtree City, Georgia.

A native of Dale County, Alabama, she was born June 14, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Charles Darvel Kennedy and Mable Flowers Tice Kennedy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lewie Frank Payne; a son, Lewie Frank Payne, Jr.; and son-in-law, Eugene Jones.

She is survived by her daughters, Glenda P. Jones, Charlynn P. Prohaska (and husband Dr. Greg Prohaska) and Donna P. Harris (and husband Phillip). There are eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mavis was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was a member of the Morningside Baptist Church, Columbus, Ga., and spent the majority of her life as a dressmaker.

Arrangements are by McKoon Funeral Home at 38 Jackson Street in Newnan where the family received friends on Monday, February 12 beginning at 10 a.m. The service of remembrance for Mrs. Payne followed at 11 a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home led by Dr. David Hammonds. Interment was on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Park Hill Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia.

Online condolences may be expressed at

McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580