Obituaries

Col. Gary Payne (R)

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    Col. Gary E. Payne (R) of Wimauma, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
    Col. Payne was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., in August 1950.

Randal Shields

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    Randal Hubert Shields, 85, of Murphy, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at his home.
    He was the son of the late Robert Emory and Gertie Anderson Shields.

Spencer Smith

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    Spencer A. Smith, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, from complications due to dementia. He was 82.

Ella Faye Teems

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    Ella “Faye” Teems, 72, of Peachtree, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

Col. Gary Payne (Retired)

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    Col. Gary E. Payne (R) of Wimauma, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
    Col. Payne was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., in August 1950.

Emogene Neal Clark

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    Emogene Neal Clark, 79, of Andrews, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at her residence.
    She was a native of Nantahala but had lived most of her life in Andrews.

James Leon Birchfield

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    James Leon Birchfield, 58, of Baton Rouge, La., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, while visiting relatives in North Carolina.

Ernest Graham

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    Ernest Lee Graham of Aiken, S.C., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at age 89.