Ethel Louise Carter ‘Easy’ Payne

Published 7:37 am Monday, November 16, 2020

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Ethel Louise Carter “Easy” Payne died on Nov. 11, 2020 surrounded by her family at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late William and Ethel (White) Carter, born in Davie County on March 6, 1928.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Glenn Edward Payne; 5 siblings, Willy Gray Carter, Virginia Mackey, Alfonzo Carter, Charles Preston Carter, and Pearl Carter; and 3 nephews, Jerome, Kevin, and Kelly.

She attended Davie County Training School and retired from Burlington Mills. She was a lifetime and devoted member of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the church choir, missionary circle, hostess board and was the mother of the church. She loved the Lord, studying her Sunday school lesson, listening to spiritual music, putting on her nice church suits, hats and jewelry, shopping, sewing, crocheting, fishing, and spending time with Coco and bringing him back chicken wings.

Survivors: nieces, Harriet White of the home; Frances (Perry) James of Mocksville and Rosa Allen of Woodleaf; a nephew, Melvin (Wanda) Carter of Cooleemee; a special cousin, Faye McCoy of Mt. Ulla; and a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There was a visitation for Ethel on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville.  A funeral service was held on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville.  A private burial took place on Monday at the Rowan Memorial Park Cemetery.