Bernice Faye Payne

June 14, 1924 ~ January 17, 2019 (age 94)

Bernice Faye (Pitcher) Payne, 94, of Troy passed away January 17, 2019 at Genesis Troy Center.  She was born in Endicott, NY on June 14, 1924, the daughter of Lawrence and Mattie Pitcher.  She worked as a teacher’s aide in Durham County Schools in North Carolina.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, Jack H. Olson (killed in action in Europe in WWII) and Richard C. Payne (also a veteran of WWII).  She was also preceded in death by her son, John Thomas Payne.  She is survived by her daughter, Jackie Arn of Fern Park, FL; son, Douglas Olson of Roanoke, VA; daughter-in-law, Angelia Payne of Burlington, NC; son, Kermit (Ada) Payne of Troy, OH; daughter, Charlotte Payne of Durham, NC; sister, Norma Jean Wilcox of Binghamton, NY, brother, Dick Pitcher of Zephyrhills, FL; numerous nieces and nephews, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held in Durham, NC at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Durham County Community Living Program, PO Box 51159, Durham, NC, 27717 or to Miami Valley Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Rd., Dayton, OH 45459.

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