Annie Payne Smith, 85, of Marshall, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Bishop Carl Branch will officiate. Julie Lewis, pianist, will play "Amazing Grace" and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand." Pallbearers will be C.L. Lawrence, Ron Lawrence, Vernon Thompson and Clarence Henderson. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home with an Order of the Eastern Star service 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to North Street United Methodist Church or First Christian Church.
Born Aug. 3, 1918, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. Payne and Lettie Mae Sharon Payne. On June 10, 1938, in Marshall, she married James Richard Smith, who preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2001. She had lived in Saline County her entire life. She was a member of First Christian Church in Marshall and retired from the Marshall Habilitation Center. She was a member of Marshall Community Chorus, Friends of Pennytown and United Way of Saline County, serving on its board. She was also a member of the State Employees Union, serving as president, Santa Fe Trails Committee, Saline County Reunion Committee, Gertrude Madison Chapter No. 105, Order of the Eastern Star, and a charter/lifetime member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Survivors include one son, Mel Smith of Marshall; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James Robert Smith and Tyrone William Smith, six brothers and one sister.