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In Memoriam




CORTUS PATTERSON PAYTON, 85, passed away at the Robley Rex, VA Medical Center.

A native of Oneonta, AL, he was a retired pipefitter for Dupont, a Navy veteran of World War II and a Methodist by faith. He was chief steward of Union, VFW Post 6th district commander and past post commander of Iroquois Post #6182. He was a member of Plumb Lodge # 862.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Bernadine and Patsy; and a daughter, Alice Jane Beam.

Survivors include his sisters, Edith Bray and LuAnn Quiggins; son-in-law, Roy Beam; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy. Burial in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday. Online condolences at owenfuneralhome.com.

Brother Cortus Payton was a member of Robinson Lodge No. 266.
EA Degree: 12/02/1952 Excelsior (#258) approved
FC Degree: 02/17/1953 Excelsior (#258) approved
MM Degree: 04/18/1953 Excelsior (#258) approved
Demitted: 05/31/2005 Excelsior (#258) approved
Affiliation By Plural Membership: 05/31/2005 Robinson (#266) approved
Address Change: 09/03/2009 Robinson (#266) approved


Published in The Courier-Journal on February 23, 2011