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Carrie Sue Payne

Carrie Sue Payne, 97, long time resident of Etowah, peacefully passed to her eternal home in heaven on February 6, 2017.

Born March 17, 1919, Carrie Sue attended school in Etowah. She was a beautician for many years, operating her own beauty shop from her home. After her sons were grown, she earned her teaching certificate from the University of Tennessee. Carrie Sue taught cosmetology at the McMinn County Vocational Technical School in Athens until her retirement in 1981, all the while maintaining her own shop. She was the mistress of blue hair and pincurls to her many faithful clients for more than 50 years, when she finally closed her shop at the age of 85.

Carrie Sue attended North Etowah Baptist Church for most of her life where she was at various times Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, member of the choir, and member of the ladies quartet. For the past six years, Carrie Sue was a member at Faith Baptist Church in Pikeville.

Carrie Sue was preceded in death by her first husband, Hoyt McNabb of Etowah; her second husband, Lynnwood Payne of Athens; and her daughter-in-law, Juda Dillon McNabb of Cookeville. Carrie Sue was the last remaining child of the late William and Emma Brown of Etowah. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by son Larry McNabb of Cookeville; son and daughter-in-law David and Barbara McNabb of Pikeville; daughter-in-law Judy McNabb of Lenoir City; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

The funeral was held February 12 at 3:00 p.m. and was officiated by Brothers Doyle Ashburn and Melton Ker of Faith Baptist Church, Pikeville. Burial immediately followed at Green Hill Cemetery in Etowah.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North Etowah Baptist Church Missions Fund, 231 Pennsylvania Ave, Etowah, TN 37337 or Faith Baptist Church Missions Fund, PO Box 577, Pikeville, TN 37367.

Bordwine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. If you were unable to attend, you can sign the guest registry at

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