Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Marie Payne


06/09/1925 - 07/30/2020


Marie Payne, age 95 of Andrews, NC passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020.

She was born in Swain County, NC to the late Emilis and Delsie Anderson Watkins. Marie enjoyed birdwatching and watching her fish in the aquarium. She loved making quilts and reading her Bible. Marie enjoyed playing “counselor” to anyone who needed advice. She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Marie was one of the oldest charter members at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Payne; and one daughter, Joyce.

She is survived by three sons, Doil Payne and wife Shirley, and Jewell and Bill Payne; two daughters, Patsy Hyde and husband Larry and Peggy Adams and husband Steve; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 4 pm, Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church in Andrews. Rev. Donald Watkins and Dr. Jack Hollowell will officiate. Special music will be provided by David Lovingood. Burial will be in the Moss Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Adams, Chris Adams, Steve Hyde, Jeff Payne, and Mike Payne.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm, Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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