Alice Ann Crouch Payne, loving wife, grandmother, and great grandmother, age 79, of Hiddenite passed away at Carolina Caring on July 23, 2022. Mrs. Payne was born to the late Buford “Butch” and Winnie Mitchell Crouch on December 25, 1942, in Alexander County. During her working career she worked in the furniture business. Alice enjoyed reading, cooking, and after retirement she helped her husband at Gale Payne Small Engine Repair.
Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years William Gale Payne, and a sister Betty Crouch.
Those left to cherish the memories of Alice include three daughters: Sherry Owenby (John), Debbie Payne fiancé Keith Gilleland, Lisa Hefner (Allen), three sisters: Nancy St. Clair, Jane Bowman, Gail Davis (Wayne), six grandchildren: Taryn Slaughter (Mitchel), Justin Hefner fiancée Pamela, Brady Hefner girlfriend Serena Russell, Bella Payne, Logan Payne, Anna Payne, one great grandson Maxwell Slaughter, and a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
A visitation will be held Thursday July 28, 2022, at Mt. Wesley Church from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm. The memorial service will follow Thursday July 28, 2022, at Mt. Wesley Church at 3:00 pm. Pastor Scott Atkins will be officiating. Interment will be held privately at a later date in the Mt. Wesley Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mt. Wesley Church at 403 Mount Wesley Church Road Hiddenite NC, 28636 or Carolina Caring at 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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