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Mrs. Rosella Carroll Payne, 88, of Chatsworth, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Murray Medical Center.
After 46 years of marriage she courageously lived alone in a house with aides for doors, telephones, email and captioned TV. Until her last day on Earth she cared for the house her husband helped build and cared for and watched over her adult children as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Though having only a fourth-grade education, she read the entire Bible and was so proficient at lip reading some people never realized she was deaf. She was a lifelong faithful member of Dewberry Baptist Church.
Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Minnie Carroll; brothers, Will, Floyd, Frank and Johnny Carroll; sisters, Lillie Anderson, Lizzie Osborne, Julia Manis, Ruth Adair and Polly Burnette; beloved husband, Albert Payne; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Sandi Payne; special family friend, John VanNostrand.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Mark Bowen of Chatsworth; son, Ray Payne of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Mary Payne of Eton; sisters-in-law, Martha Baxter and Anne Payne; grandchildren and spouses, Gina and Dewayne Cronan, Staci and Wade Ruse, Laura Beth and Zach Crow, Andrew and Charity Bowen and Jacob and Katie Bowen; great-grandchildren, Dylan Cronan, Caleb, Tyler, Aaron and Emily Smith, Olivia, Isaiah and Arianna Bowen, Zander Bowen, Kaitlyn and Carter Crow; nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Payne are Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Bowen, the Rev. Andrew Bowen, the Rev. Duane Smith and the Rev. Brandon Herndon officiating. Interment will be in Dewberry Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Peeples Funeral Home and Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of arrangements.
Published on March 12, 2017
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