Hugh was born June 20th, 1930, in Carterville. He was the son of Hobart and Bridgette Nolen Payne. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy Callahan Payne, parents, daughter Debra Payne Hendrix, sisters Frances Payne, and Dot Bryson, and brothers Eugene, James, and Bill.
He is survived by his son Rick Payne (Barbara) of Sale Creek Tennessee, stepson Scott Huskins (Beth Raleigh) of Cartersville and step-daughter Lynn Gilbert (Jeff) of Taylorsville. Grandchildren Alecia Hendrix, Cassie Womack, Candise Huskins, Courtney Defoor (Brian), Cody Perkins (Bridgett), and Riley Huskins. Great grandchildren Aubrey and Grayson Perkins, Kaylin Taylor, Brayson Hyde, Addison Defoor, Jisavid Brown, Jeremiah, and Kirah Huskins. Sister-in-laws Gail Payne and Pauline Gravely. Special niece Phyllis Randall. He is also survived by several other nieces and nephews.