June Marilou Payne, 86, passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2013 at her home. June was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on June 17, 1927 a daughter of the late Haymond and Marilou Cross. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Cleveland. June will forever be remembered for being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by one brother Carl Cross. June leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of sixty four years Gene Payne; four sons Gary Payne and wife Debbie, Alan Payne and wife Lyndsay, David Payne and wife Kelly and Robert Payne; one brother, Edwin Cross; five grandchildren Parker Payne, Whitney Payne, Tyler Payne, Kelsey Payne and Chandler Payne. She is also survived by numerous other extended family members, church family and a host of special friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Central Church of Christ located at 200 25th Street in Cleveland, TN with Minister Wayne Miller and Minister Tom Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. You are encouraged to share a memory of June and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Payne family with these arrangements.