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Funeral services for Sarah Nell Payne, 88, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Cullman Heritage Chapel, Bro. Lynn Perkins officiating, with interment in Mt. Carmel Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Payne passed away Monday, March 13, at Cullman Regional. She was born May 2, 1928, in Cullman. She retired after 21 years of service as a dispatcher for the Cullman Police Department.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. "Jack" Payne; her parents, Merlin Birdo Mangum and Hazel C. Denson; brothers, Robert Edsel "Tooter" Mangum and Drannon C. "Bill" Mangum; stepmother, Avis Butler Mangum; sister-in-law, Betty H. Mangum; and brother-in-law, Herschel Needham.
Survivors include her daughters, Sharleen (Lynn H.) Perkins and Sandra K. (Jimmy W.) Barnett; a son, Michael J. Payne; grandchildren, Sherri (Daniel) Hipp, Sonya (Mark) McKinney and Michelle B (Phillip) Clay; great-grandchildren, Alexander Hipp, Savannah McKinney, Colten McKinney and Olivia McKinney; brother, John (Sue) Mangum; sister, Jo Helen Needham; and sister-in-law, Myrtle Mangum.
Published on March 14, 2017
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