Mrs. Louise Standridge Payne, 84, of Blairsville went peacefully to heaven on Thursday, July 21, 2022,
at Union General Hospital in Blairsville. Louise was born February 18, 1938, in Toccoa, GA to
Grant Standridge and Sarah Standridge. On July 27,1958, she married the love of her life and lifetime
spouse Homer Forrest Payne in Toccoa. Louise and her husband, Homer, lived in Toccoa GA,
Norcross GA, Jacksonville Beach FL and Fort Pierce FL before settling in Blairsville GA in 1990.
They were active and faithful members of Parkview Baptist church in Fort Pierce and then
First Baptist Church in Blairsville. Mrs. Payne most recently attended House of Prayer in Blairsville.
Louise worked as a school bus driver for many years in St Lucie County Florida. After moving to Georgia,
she traveled with Homer all over the East as he repaired and installed Heidelberg printing presses.
The couple enjoyed hosting many friends and family in their home in Blairsville and hosted many
family reunions and community potlucks. Louise was active in her Sunday school classes and loved to
help serve hotdogs and popcorn at church functions. She loved to cook, bake and entertain and was well
known for her secret beloved "mufket" recipe. She worked as a hostess at Zaxby's of Blairsville for a
number of years where she loved and impacted the lives of her coworkers and the community by sharing
her smile, her love of Jesus and her southern hospitality. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Homer Payne; mother, Sarah
; father, Grant Standridge; daughter, Tammy Allan; sister, Hazel Martin; brother, J.W.
Standridge; and son-in-law, Randy Allan. She is survived by her sister, Pauline (Lee) Thomas,
of Auburndale, FL; brother, Douglas Standridge, of Toccoa; sons Timothy (Julie) Payne of Vero Beach, FL
and Terry (Channy) Payne of Blairsville. Louise is also survived by her grandchildren Sarah Allan of
Charleston, SC; Sierra (Cody) Leis of Bryan, TX; Nicholas (Kassia) Payne WI, Alexandra Norman of
Vero Beach,FL; Aaron (Kelly) Harrison of Brisbane, Australia, Joshua Payne of Cedar Rapids, IA,
Cole (Katelin) Payne of Young Harris,GA; and Maggie Payne of Blairsville. She was blessed with
four great grandchildren as well, Athalia and Michaiah Payne, Levi Leis and Carter Harrison. She dearly
loved her family and the churches where she served through the years. She was a reliable and devoted
lifetime friend and never met a stranger. The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to
Dr. David Breedlove who loved and devotedly cared for the Payne family all the years they have lived in
Blairsville until he tenderly surrendered Louise to the Great Physician on Thursday night.
She loved you like a son. Funeral services for Mrs. Payne will be July 26 at 2 pm at
First Baptist Church in Blairsville with the Reverend Jeff Olver officiating.
The family will receive visitors from 1pm until 2pm.The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers,
Nicolas Payne, Joshua Payne, Cole Payne, Tyler Standridge, Parker Standridge and Marshall Chafee. Aaron Harrison
and Cody Leis will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Cochran Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Louise Payne; you may send condolences to
the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.