On June 23, 2020, Eva Marie Payne went to be with her Lord and Savior with her family by her side. She was born in Hancock County on November 20, 1929 to the late Ed and Evelyn Brown. Eva was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of Blackford Baptist Church where she had attended her whole life. She will be remembered by all of her family for the great meals that she loved to cook. Eva had a great love for baseball which she loved to watch her grandchildren play. She was an avid fan of U.K. basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball. Eva will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Ernest Payne; sisters, Jeanette Powers and Jamie Payne; son in law, Sam Gray and a great granddaughter, Kimberly Gray.
Eva is survived by her children, Carol Gray, Kaye (Kevin) Wright and Wayne (Teresa) Payne; grandchildren, Neal (Kathy) Gray, Laura (Norman) Fuchs, Kevin (Robin) Whitworth, Kari (Brian) George, Kasey Wright, Nick (Lauren) Payne, Chasity (Mike) Potts; 21 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Lamar, Artie Campbell, Lavonne Quinn and J.C. Brown along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, Friday, June 26, 2020 at Blackford Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 am until service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Blackford Baptist Church Cemetery.
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