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Margaret E. Payne Thurman

Margaret E. Payne Thurman, age 95, of Dayton, Tennessee, born and raised in Pikeville, Tennessee passed away peacefully on October 20, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Thomas Payne and Della Mae Sweatt Payne, her sister, Myrtle Payne Whaley and brothers, Carl, Harmon, Jay Brown, Oliver and Raymond.

She is survived by her daughter, Farrell (Grady) Davis of Dayton, grand daughter, Jennifer (Todd) Smith and great grandson Jonah of Hixson, brother, John (Mae) Payne of Hermitage, several nieces and nephews that she dearly loved and her special niece, Arquilla Holder.

Graveside services were held Friday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Pikeville Cemetery with Bro. Steve Brown officiating. Burial was in Pikeville Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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