“Your Wings Were Ready But My Heart Was Not”

Patti Ann Kennedy Payne, 61, of the New Franklin Community, passed away Wednesday morning, October 4, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, GA.

Born June 24, 1956, in Buford, GA, she was the daughter of the late Idus Harold and Kathryn Eloise Morgan Kennedy.  An executive secretary, she had worked for Coca Cola and had retired from NCR. She was a member of the New Prospect United Methodist Church in Buford, Georgia

She is survived by her husband Mike Payne; son Jeremy Payne, Canon, GA; daughter Amanda Hughes, Hoschton, GA; four grandchildren, Brandon, Jasmine, Layton, and Harlow; one sister, Nell Simpson, Buford; four brothers, Joe Kennedy, Hoschton, Larry Kennedy, Braselton, Stanley  Kennedy, Lawrenceville, and Steve Kennedy, Buford.

The family will gather later for her celebration  from 4 until 7pm Sunday afternoon, October 8, 2017 at Koury Farms.  Please bring a copy of your favorite picture of her to share. An area will be set up to display them.

Koury Farms is located at 972 Old Hog Mountain Road, Auburn GA 30011, and is an inside and air-conditioned venue with plenty of seating and parking. Drink and light dessert will be available.