Obituary: Sadie Belle Estes Payne

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sadie Belle Estes Payne, 82, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.

Mrs. Payne graduated from Marshall County High School, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She worked with the Tennessee Department of Safety for over 35 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harold Edwin "Ed" Payne; parents, Andrew Estes and Annie Lacy Ramsey Estes; and brother, Foster Estes.

She is survived by her son, Eddie Payne (Polly); daughter, Lynda Payne-Dunlap (Andy); sisters, Dorlene Robinson of Cornersville and Linda Gray of Hendersonville; two grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Feb. 23, at Woodlawn's Dignity Hall in Nashville, followed by burial in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

Family members served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol Retired Officers Association.