Funeral for man killed in farm accident to be held Saturday

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 12:32 PM CDT
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TONEY, Ala. (WAFF) - The funeral for Vern Payne, the man who died in a farming-related accident, will be on Saturday. This is according to the family.

Visitation will be at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in Fayetteville, Tennessee, it will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. A graveside funeral service will begin directly after visitation.

Officials with HEMSI say they received a call at 11:25 a.m. Crews responded to the scene at Bragg Farms on Grimwood Rd.

The President of the Toney Volunteer Fire Department, says that Payne was doing routine maintenance and changing a tire on a combine when the tire fell on him.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene, the employee had already moved the tire off the man but he had already passed away.

If you would like to make a donation to the family, you can do that directly through the funeral home. A link to the website is here.

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