Lula Stinson Payne, age 92, of Hays, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Rose Glen Manor.

She was born August 17, 1926 in Chatham County to Marvin Durham Stinson and Mary Catherine Benner Stinson. Mrs. Payne was a graduate of Ramseur High School, previously employed with Wilkes Community College and a member of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. Lula was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Lawrence Payne; son, Ronald Timothy Payne “Timmy”; grandson, Brandon Christopher Payne; brothers, Henry and John Stinson; sisters, Mary Dean Stinson, Elizabeth Rinehardt, Lillie Nance; and beloved sister-in-law, Katie Petty.

Surviving are her children, Nancy Payne Foster and spouse Stuart of Summerton, South Carolina, Paul Lawrence Payne, Jr. “Larry” and spouse Susie, North Wilkesboro, Donnie Lee Payne “Don” and spouse Julia of Hickory, James “Alan” Payne and spouse Nancy of Durham, Jeffrey David Payne “Jeff” and spouse Nancy of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Evan Foster of Raleigh, Andrew Payne of Clayton, Matthew Payne and spouse Megan of Wilmington, Nathan Payne and spouse Ealer of Durham, Megan Payne Linton and spouse Eddie of Pittsboro, Erin Payne of Durham, Katherine Payne “Katie” of Statesville; great grandchild, Penelope Linton of Pittsboro.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 with Rev. Steve Snipes officiating. Burial will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 on Thursday, prior to the service. The family has requested no flowers, memorials may be made to Mtn. Valley Hospice, 688 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621.

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