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Frances Louise Odom Payne

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Frances Louise Odom Payne, 93, passed away peacefully Friday, July 23, 2021, at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Whiteville.

Frances was born Aug. 6, 1927, in New Hanover County, to the late Francis Marion Odom and Idella Piner Odom. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvy David Payne; one son, Robert Allen Payne; seven siblings, George Odom, Margaret Rager, John Odom, Mary Murray, Thomas Odom, Katie Parker and Lewis Odom (infant); and a great-grandson, Jared Moore.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, July 26, at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn, with Mr. Gary Lee Payne officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-2:45, prior to the service on Monday. Interment will be in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bolton.

Frances leaves behind three children, John David Payne Sr. (Libby) of Hamlet, Linda P. Noble (Ray) of Bolton and Gary Lee Payne (Sheldia) of Rockingham; a daughter-in-law, Debra Best Payne of Whiteville; 10 grandchildren, John David Payne Jr. (Jackie), Paula Moore (Randy), Stephanie Payne, Jeremy Noble (Angela), David Blair Noble, Justin Payne (Jessica), Jason Payne (Angie), Alisha Payne, Bryan Payne (Sarah), and Matt Payne (Barbara); 29 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the following: Bolton Church of God, P.O. Box 337, Bolton, N.C. 28423 or to Liberty Hospice in  Whiteville.

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