Payne, Gerald E.

Longtime Certified Public Accountant

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Gerald Payne
Gerald Payne

Gerald E. Payne, 82, of East Brainerd passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at his home.

 

A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Payne was a graduate of Central High School and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chattanooga.

 

He was a Certified Public Accountant having practiced in Chattanooga since 1958. At the time of receiving his CPA Certificate, he was the youngest recipient in Tennessee. His goal was to be the oldest, exemplified by the old adage, “Old accountants never die; they just lose their balance.”

 

Mr. Payne was a member of First Centenary United Church and had served on several boards there. He was active on the Reunion Committee for the Central High Class of 1953.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erskine and Helen Payne; and sister, Carolyn Johnson.

 

Survivors are his wife, Betty K. Payne; children, Elizabeth (Phillip) Berrier, Acworth, GA; Susan (Don) Hembree, Johnson City, TN; Laura (Joseph) Graham, Winston Salem, NC; and Carter (Andrea) Payne, Chattanooga; five grandchildren, Matthew Hembree, Ellen Graham, Samuel Payne, Larkin and Grayson Berrier; and special friends, David Peel and Robert DeBord.

 

Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Mark Gooden and Dr. David Harr officiating.  Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

 

Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share condolences to the Payne Family.

 

The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

 

 

 


Boyd, Llewellyn

Holt, Ronnie L.

Madding, Toran Sharlee, Jr.


Llewellyn Boyd of Chattanooga, died at his home peacefully with family. Lew was 92. He graduated from McCallie School class of 1946. He also graduated from Dartmouth College in 1950; after ... (click for more)

Ronnie L. Holt, 70, of Hixson, died on August 10, 2020. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415, 423 877-3524, Lanefh.com. (click for more)

Toran Sharlee Madding, Jr., 25, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc. (click for more)



Obituaries

Boyd, Llewellyn

Llewellyn Boyd of Chattanooga, died at his home peacefully with family. Lew was 92. He graduated from McCallie School class of 1946. He also graduated from Dartmouth College in 1950; after returning from the Korean War retiring as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. After returning from college Lew joined Trooter, Boyd and Keese Insurance Agency where he worked with his Dad and ... (click for more)

Holt, Ronnie L.

Ronnie L. Holt, 70, of Hixson, died on August 10, 2020. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, Tn. 37415, 423 877-3524, Lanefh.com. (click for more)

Area Obituaries

McGann, Otha Winfield “Mac“ Jr. (Decatur)

Otha Winfield “Mac“ McGann, Jr., 80, of Jefferson City, Tennessee, and formerly of Decatur, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents: Otha Winfield McGann, Sr. and Clara Beaulah Barger, brothers: Phil McGann, C. B. McGann, sisters: Bernice Morrison, Kay Perkinson, Geneva Cooley, Marcie McGann, former spouse: Huberta LeaAnn ... (click for more)

Harrold, Roy Anderson (Cleveland)

Roy Anderson Harrold, 59, resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday August 5, 2020 in a Chattanooga hospital. Roy was born May 13, 1961 in Cleveland to the late Lewis Franklin Harrold, Sr. and Mary Eaton Harrold. He was a lifelong resident of Cleveland, and a member of the Unity Church of God. He loved time spent reading God’s Word. As an avid outdoorsman he spent much of ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Police Chief Roddy Says Violence In Chattanooga Mirroring That In Many Other Cities

Police Chief David Roddy said a surge in violence in Chattanooga since late May is mirroring that of many other cities across the country. He said homicides and aggravated assaults here are up 17 percent and criminal shootings have risen 24 percent. At the same time, other categories or crime are about the same or trending down. Chief Roddy said, "There are a lot of theories" ... (click for more)

Hamilton, Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion And Sequatchie Counties Have New Coronavirus Deaths

The Hamilton County Health Department reported Tuesday that the total number of Hamilton County resident deaths has risen to 56, an increase of one since Monday. Total cases now are 6,278 in Hamilton County, up 87. There are 4,763 people that have recovered from the virus in the county. The number of COVID patients in Intensive Care has increased one since Monday to 27. ... (click for more)