OBITUARY: Donna Bly Payne


Donna Bly Payne, age 65 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee died Monday, April 25, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was a native of Rutherford County and was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Payne, her mother, Gracie Nell Pitts Bly, brothers, Charles, Randall, and Stevie Bly, and a sister, Barbara Toombs.

Survivors include her sons, Nathan Payne, Phillip Payne, and wife Amy, and Hunter Payne, all of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Gage, Addyson, Alyssa, and Anisley Payne; sisters, Patsy Briley and husband Jim, Maryann Fitzgerald, and Linda Fay Todd, all of Murfreesboro; and a host of loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, April 29, 2022, from 11:00 am until the time of funeral services beginning at 2:00 pm at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna with Bro. Dwight Smitty and Bro. James Wade officiating. Burial will follow in Mapleview Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

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