Mattie Ruth Payne, 95, of Greenville, died Friday, June 9, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2017, in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Robert Cook and Richard Moore officiating. Interment will be in Hall Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Payne was born in Haskell, Texas on December 31, 1921. She was the daughter of Benjamin F. Davis and Ethel Livingood Davis. She married Alvin L. Payne on Nov. 16, 1938.
She was a member of Prairie Valley Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters, Sue Stonestreet and husband, Eddie and Donna Norton, both of Greenville; grandchildren, Kim Patterson and husband, Thomas, Skeet Norton and wife, Niki and Magan Norton; great-grandchildren, Clint Patterson and wife, Kelsi, Casie Patterson and Shane Crawford, Cruze Walters, Oliver Norton and Owen Norton; great-great-grandchildren, Rainey and Reese Patterson and Shaley and Elijah Crawford and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 61 years, Alvin Payne; brothers, D. R. and Clyde Davis; and sisters, Doris Crouch and Eula Mae Howard,
Pallbearers will be Steve Davis, Ricky Griffin, Ronald Griffin, Larry Norton, Skeet Norton, Clint Patterson and Thomas Patterson.
Published on June 12, 2017