Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Benton Gray Payne

Benton Gray Payne, 72, of Albemarle, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019. A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Anderson Grove Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Steve Jirgal and Rev. Ron Honeycutt. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care in Albemarle.

Born June 28, 1947 in Surry County, Benton was the son of the late William Manly Payne and Jeanette Wood Payne. He earned his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in Civil Engineering and retired as a Division 10 Engineer with the North Carolina Department Of Transportation. Mr. Payne was a die-hard Wolf Pack fan and a member at Anderson Grove Baptist Church.

Benton is survived by his wife of 52 years Barbara Ann Gillespie Payne; son Jarrod Tyler Payne of Albemarle; daughter Whitney Jaclyn Payne of Albemarle; and sister Nell Sexton of Dobson, NC. He is preceded in death by several brother and sisters.

In lieu of flower, memorial contributions can be made to Anderson Grove Baptist Church at 2225 E Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001 or to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie at 960 N First St. Albemarle, NC 28001 or online at https://hospiceofstanly.org/donate-3/

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Payne family.


  • Gary & Ann Thompson Posted August 9, 2019 7:46 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Prayers God gives the family peace during this time.

  • Gwen Hinson Posted August 9, 2019 8:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

  • Aaron Brooks Posted August 9, 2019 8:31 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I will be praying for the family!

  • Paula Shaver Corne Hays Posted August 9, 2019 8:51 pm

    I love the Payne family. So sorry for your loss. I have many special memories of Benton from AGBC. I will be in prayer for you all.

  • William Allen Posted August 10, 2019 4:51 am

    Benton will be missed and we all love his understanding of the Lord. You all will be in my prayer and knowing he walking with Jesus, loving every second. GOD BLESS

  • Jim Edgerton Posted August 10, 2019 4:08 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss . Benton will be missed by so many people.

  • Sheila Duke Posted August 10, 2019 5:19 pm

    Perry and I love Barbara and Benton so much. Both show Jesus in all they do. Prayers surround Barbara now and the days to come.

  • Kay and Alan Eury Posted August 13, 2019 1:46 pm

    A man of honor and integrity who loved his God, Family, Church, and community. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are for comfort, peace, and strength as you walk on in this world and look forward to the great reunion day in heaven.
    Love, Alan and Kay Eury

  • James Earl Wood Posted August 14, 2019 7:59 pm

    Benton and I graduated the same year from Surry Central. He was always a great guy .I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Susanne Hayes Posted August 14, 2019 8:13 pm

    Just head about Benton’s passing. I graduated with him. He was a very friendly boy and so smart. So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

  • Claudia Cave Posted August 15, 2019 9:06 am

    I just learned of Benton’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I remember well the high school and college days!

  • Bradly Fasy Posted August 31, 2019 3:17 am

    I’m sorry but I have a real hard time expressing positive experiences with Home First’s at home interview. I’m not going to say much except from the moment the nurse walked in she had an attitude – an attitude that stayed with her until I very nicely told her that I didn’t care WHO she was. Anyway, I was sorry that I didn’t make another more reputable nursing care institution my first choice.

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