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Edward O. (Ned) Payne III

July 15, 1940 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 77)

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Edward O. Payne III (Ned), 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice.

Ed was born July 15, 1940 and was raised on Shelter Island and Greenport, New York.  He honorably served six years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Boston and at Guantanamo Bay.  Ed received the US Navy Good Conduct Medal in 1961.

His career spanned 25 years with the IBM Corporation in Westchester County, New York. Ed was also a part-time Deputy Sheriff in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.  Ed and his family relocated to Jupiter, Florida where he was the Executive Administrator to the COO of the PGA of America for ten years.

Ed is an active member of the Sons of the American Revolution and served as President of the Westchester Chapter and Vice President of the New York State Chapter.  He took great pride in his country’s heritage.  Ed also served in the Fraternal Order of Police for many years.

Ed is survived by his wife, Mary, daughter, Carrie, son-in-law, Steve, and his three grandchildren, Alexis, Connor, and Abigail.  Ed, “PeePaw”, took great pride and was very active in all his grandchildren’s activities.  He was so loved and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life for Ned will be held at a later date. 

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.


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