Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Clifford Payne


  Clifford C. Payne, 73, of 4765 Beaverton Rd., Beaverton, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 23, in the Gladwin Area Hospital. Born in Lenawee County, Aug. 3, 1915, he moved to Gladwin County in 1948 from Sand Lake. Mr. Payne was a lab technician for Dow Chemical Co. for 26 years and retired in 1979. He was a graduate of Deerfield High School and Michigan State University. Mr. Payne served in the Army during World War II and was a veterinary technician in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Beaverton United Methodist Church, a past member of the Beaverton School Board and was on the planning committee for Mid-Michigan Community College. Mr. Payne and the former Eunice (Winn) McLaren were married Nov. 7, 1953, in Beaverton.

  Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Bryan (Cheryl) Hamel of Fairbault, Minn. and Mrs. David (Pamela) Nix of Beaverton; 4 step-sons, John McLaren of Orchard Lake, James McLaren of Beaverton, Dan McLaren of Nevada and Bill McLaren of Kansas; one brother, Arlo of Marion; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bernice DeWitt of Delta, Ohio and Mrs. Leoma Rickord of Farmington Hills; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ann, Dec. 8, 1955 and a brother, Elmer.

  Services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Beaverton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Janet Larner officiated and burial was in the Beaverton Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of the Hall Funeral Home..

{Note: Actual Recorded Date of Death is: 12/23/1988. Name: Clifford Payne}
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Beaverton Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
World War 2
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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