Mary Lou Payne
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Mary Lou Payne, 105, of Jasper, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Ridgeview Health Facilities. She was born on Jan. 8, 1908. She lived at St. Martin’s in the Pines in Birmingham for 13 years, but she spent most of her life in Jasper. Mary Lou was born in Mandeville, La. After receiving a master’s degree in biochemistry from Newcomb College, she taught at Tulane Medical School. There she met the love of her life, T.J. Payne Jr. They were married and moved to Jasper. Mary Lou was a very active member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and many civic and social organizations in Jasper, including Girl Scouts, a member of the Jasper Board of Education, Nearly New, Times Study Club and Walker Baptist Medical Center Auxiliary. She especially enjoyed traveling and playing bridge.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. T.J. Payne Jr.; and her brother, Dr. Hume Thomason.

She is survived by two sons, Dr. Thomas J. (Kay) Payne III of Birmingham and Dr. Louis (Woodie) Payne of Tuscaloosa; and two daughters, Linda (John) Word of Birmingham and Lisa (Eddie) Miller of Jasper. She has 10 grandchildren, Mary Wood Beasley, Katherine Payne, Walker Payne, Jeff Payne, Lillian Trombley, Catherine Haynes, Malisa Rader, Malinda Felts, Michael Word, and Nathan Miller. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Jasper Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at 3 p.m. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Keith Lewis will officiate.

The family would like to thank all the sitters who worked with Mary Lou the last few years of her life and also the workers at Ridgeview and EverCare Hospice. The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Martin’s in the Pines, EverCare Hospice or your favorite charity.

You may register online at www.kilgoregreenfuneralhome. com.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503