Mary Payne

Obituary of Mary Payne

Mary Elizabeth Fraser Payne, 73, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Carolina Pines Regional in Hartsville.


Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late William Washington Fraser, Sr. and Mary Billups Fraser.  Mary was a retired registered nurse and was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Lion’s Club in Jacksonville, NC where she received numerous awards for her service to mankind.


She is survived by a son, John Randolph Payne, Jr. of Asheville, NC; a daughter, Cynthia Marie Payne of Asheville, NC; three brothers, Will Fraser, Jr. (Crystal), Howard Lawrence Fraser (Gulie), and Hugh McCutcheon Fraser all of Sumter; a sister, Martha Ann Pat Fraser of Sumter; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday at Hebron Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Jack Humphries officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hebron Presbyterian Church, c/o Will Fraser, 5300 Martinville Church Road, Sumter, SC 29153.


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Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.