History of the Restoration Movement

William Payne


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Gospel Preacher Of Yesteryear
Worked In South Alabama Particularly In The Area Of Sandy Ridge In Lowndes County

Directions To The Graves Of William and Dorothy Payne

The Paynes are buried in the little south Alabama community of Sandy Ridge. Take I-65 south of Montgomery. Just north of Fort Deposit, take Exit #151, Hwy. 97, and go east to Hwy. 31. Turn right on Hwy. 31, going south toward Sandy Ridge community. There will be a cemetery on the left hand side about 100 yards off the road called Payne Cemetery. Its got a fence around it. Enter the gate and head toward the rear of the cemetery. If you get to Hwy. 185, you've gone too far. Turn around and come back, and it will then be on your right. While in the cemetery be sure to visit the grave of another restoration preacher, Prier Reeves.

GPS Coordinates
32°01'16.7"N 86°27'05.6"W
or D.d. 32.021312, -86.451547

In Memory Of
Dorothy Payne
wife of William Payne
Born Dec. 26, 1800
Died April 8, 1880
aged 79 yrs., 3 mos. & 12 ds.
Bless the Lord O my soul;
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.

In Memory Of
William Payne
Born Sept. 11, 1800
Died Sept. 20, 1872
Aged 72 years & 9 days
Mark the perfect man and
behold the upright, for the
end of that man is peace.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to C. Wayne Kilpatrick and Tom L. Childers in helping to find and photograph the graves you see in this page. We did a one-day trip through south Alabama searching for restoration related locations. Thanks again for their help

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