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Charlene Payne (Martin)


A lifelong resident of Elmira, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center following declining health at the age of 64.  Born on July 29, 1952 in Elmira, Charlene was the daughter of Charles W. & Martha Walker Payne. Her love of children was evident with the operation of Gramma Char Day Care which she lovingly operated and was affectionately called "Gram". Charlene was a special lady who loved all who knew her, known to never sugar-coat anything, and making a profound impact on many with her honesty and no nonsense attributes. She enjoyed camping, reading and bubble baths, and adored her five grandkids. Surviving is her cherished family, son, Douglas (Jennifer) Martin III with children, Danielle, Courtney and Anthony; son, Christopher (Sara) Martin with children, Christopher Jr. and Geoffrey; son, Michael Morgan; former husband and friend, Douglas Martin; father, Charles W. (Patricia) Payne Sr. with extended family in Ohio; siblings, William J. (Victoria) Payne and Marlene J. (Glenn) Greenall; sister-in-law, Ruth "Tiny" Payne; many nieces, nephews and family friends.  Charlene was predeceased by her mother, Martha J. Payne; grandmother, Martha E. Walker; brother, Charles W. Payne.  Guests will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Monday, July 3, 2017 between the hours of 4-6 p.m.

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