Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Ann Sprinkle Payne

Ann Sprinkle Payne, 73, of Oakboro passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in her home.  Her funeral service will be Thursday at 11 AM at Big Lick Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Springer officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 AM at the church prior to the service.  A burial service will be held on Friday, February 14 at 11 AM at the Gosnell Family Cemetery in Marshall, NC.

Born November 21, 1946 in Madison County, NC to the late Roscoe and Vera Bruce Sprinkle, she was a member of Big Lick Baptist Church and worked as a bookkeeper.  She was a member of the WMU and a volunteer at West Stanly Christian Ministries.

Mrs. Payne is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, A. Harold Payne of the home, son Patrick Ryan Payne and wife Daisy of Stanfield, sister Lucille Sprinkle Poindexter of Dobson, NC, and grandchildren Olivia Anne Payne and Patrick Ian Payne.  A sister Robbie Jean Houston preceded her in death. 

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Locust is serving the Payne family.

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  • Phyllis Briggs Posted February 12, 2020 11:41 pm

    Dear Harold and family, we were sorry to learn of your loss. Ann was always a sweet person, a lady in all she did. We cherished her and through the years we enjoyed her friendship, remembering our times together in military life in Illinois and our trips together. Back in WNC, we still gathered for a time. Life took us in separate ways but we will always remember special times: cooking, exchanging gifts, the crafts and dancing at the parties on post, sharing time with her mom and lots more. She was a jewel and I know she will be missed. May God comfort you and give you peace. May you look forward to a blessed reunion some day. With love and prayers, Phyllis, Sammy, Steven and Brian and their families

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