Funeral services for Annie Pearl Honea Payne, age 91 of the Howell Community, will be conducted Thursday at 2 PM at the Howell First Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Gass officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Cemetery beside her husband Ernest S. Payne. Mrs. Payne passed away Monday morning in NHC Oakwood Nursing Facility in Lewisburg.
A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Payne was the daughter of the late R. R. and Liza Jane Maddox Honea, She was a former textile worker and retail clerk with Belk and a member of the Howell First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter Patricia P. Meeks of the Howell Community, son Richard S. Payne and wife Jennifer of Honea Path, SC, two sisters Irene Hopkins of Pulaski, and Winnie Simms of Tullahoma, brother Melvin Honea of Taft, grandchildren Chris Meeks and wife Cathy, Kimberly West and husband Eric, Richard Joshua Payne and wife Cindy, Hannah Morgan Payne Brooks and husband Marty, four great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by great grandson Samuel Carter Payne, two brothers Grady L. and Jimmie H. Honea and sister Coye West.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8:30 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.
Higgins Funeal Home is in charge of services for Annie Pearl Honea Payne.