Elliott Payton Harn Jr., 84, of Blackshear, passed away early Friday, June 26, 2020, at Harborview – Pierce County.

Born in Savannah June 11, 1936, he had lived in Cocoa, FL for many years before moving to Pierce County in 1972. He was a 1955 graduate of Lanier Senior High School in Macon, where he had been in the ROTC program. Following his high school graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served for four years.  When it was time to reenlist, he decided he was tired of walking so he chose to enlist in the U.S. Navy where he went on to serve for eight years. Once his military time was over with, he went to work for Southern Bell (later Bell South and now AT & T). He would go on to retire in 1998 as a cable repairman but had also worked in other capacities over the years. 

He had enjoyed woodworking as well as building and repairing furniture. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where he had taught the Men’s Sunday school class.  He was a longtime member of the Masons and had served in numerous areas over the years.  At the time of his passing was a member of the Blackshear Masonic Lodge - #270.  

He was s son of the late Elliott Payton Sr. and Gertrude Lucille Martin Harn. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Emily Cook Harn and his second wife, Betty Manning Peacock Harn.

Survivors include his four daughters, Elizabeth and Buddy Guy, Blackshear, Esther Morris of Florida and Cindy (Rick) Jones and Linda (Scott) Moyer, all of Blackshear; three sisters, Vivian (Wayne) Taylor, Blackshear, Viola DuPree, Beaufort, SC and Jeannette DeVito, Orange City, FL; a brother, Stanley Harn, Savannah; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

Visitation will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the church.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, from the Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and the wearing of face masks are strongly encouraged Those who do not feel comfortable attending can still extend their sympathy by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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