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Augustus William Payne

SNOW HILL–Augustus “Gus” William Payne, age 86, died peacefully at his home in Snow Hill on Thursday Dec. 26, 2013.  
Born in Stockton, Md., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newell Payne. He is survived by his wife, Aline Mumford Payne. Also surviving is a daughter, Rebecca Lee Payne; a sister, Betty Smack of Newark, Del., five grandchildren; Brad Hauck and, wife Tammy; Courtney Powell and husband, Mark; Ashley Brewington and husband, Tim; and Kirby Brewington and husband, Michael; and five great grandchildren, Laney, Mackenzie, Trevor, T.J. and Madison as well as nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.  
He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Nottingham, and a niece, Pam Nottingham.  
Gus had been the owner and operator of Gus’s Western Auto for more than 55 years. He was the last surviving charter member of the Snow Hill Lions Club, a mason, a minuteman and a board member of Snow Hill Grain. Gus was very civic oriented and participated in many charitable activities within his community.  
A visitation was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill.  A funeral service was set for Sunday, Dec. 29, at Bates Church in Snow Hill. Interment followed in Bates Cemetery in Snow Hill.  
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to the Snow Hill Lions Club, P.O. Box 82, Snow Hill, Md., 21863.  Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home.  Expressions of condolence may be sent at