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May 30, 2013

Kenneth G. Payne and Phyllis J. Payne

May 24, 2013

ELGIN, TEXAS — Kenneth G. Payne and Phyllis J. Payne of Elgin, Texas passed away May 24, 2013, in Elgin, Texas.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 in Elgin, Texas at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Joyce McCormick of First United Methodist Church officiating.

Kenneth was born in Ryan to Kenneth W. Payne and Dorothy J. Robnett on July 27, 1952. He served his country honorably as an electronics technician for the U.S. Navy on a nuclear submarine from 1970 to 1976. He made his living as an iron worker for more than 30 years, was a certified scuba diver, enjoyed fishing, riding his Harley, helping friends and neighbors with various projects and loved to travel.

Phyllis was born in Duncan to Leonard W. Hare and Allie M. Thomas on June 21, 1950. She made her living working in construction, owned her own business and worked for the University of Texas for more than 20 years and retired in 2009. She was a member of the Elgin Garden Club and enjoyed gardening, cooking, ceramics, riding motorcycles, and spending time with friends and family.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Hare and Allie Thomas; her brothers, Roy Hare, Harold Hare and Joseph Hare; and sisters, Ima Jean Parnell, Janice Bykofsky and Sharon Hare.

Kenneth is survived by his father, Kenneth W. Payne of Duncan; his mother, Dorothy J. Moore of Ryan; brother, Jerry Payne of Ryan; sisters: Debbie Adkisson of Lenorah, Texas, and Connie Delaney of Ryan; daughter, Misty Anderson of Spicewood, Texas; and son, Carlos Whitcomb of Elgin.

Phyllis is survived by her brothers: Charles Hare of Ponca City, Bobby Hare of Yukon, and Fred Hare of Fertile, Iowa; daughter Misty Anderson of Spicewood; and son, Carlos Whitcomb of Elgin.

Kenneth and Phyllis were blessed to be part of large families and are also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elgin Garden Club at c/o Bonnie Groves 402 N. Ave. A, Elgin, TX 78621.

Memories and condolences may be left in Phyllis or Kenny’s online guestbook at

Family also wishes to express their gratitude to all the people who have extended their condolences, support, and prayers. We wish for peace to all and hope for strength and healing in the wonderful memories that we shared with Ken and PJ and find comfort in knowing that such beautiful, kind spirits will live in our hearts forever.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home, Elgin.

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