Martha Loreine Payne Matthews, age 77, of Chatsworth, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Advent Murray Hospital.
Loreine graduated Murray County High School in 1959 and lettered on the Murray County Varsity basketball team. She went to work in the Superior Court for 20 years. Then became the first elected woman in Murray County as Clerk of Superior Court, where she served for 24 years.
She is preceded in death by parents: Cecil and Chassie Payne, sister and brother in law: Katherine and Johnny Reynolds, brother: Ray Payne
She is survived by her son: Tony Matthews of Chatsworth grandchildren: Garrett Matthews of Chatsworth, Katie Matthews Sloan and Zack Sloan, great-grandchildren: Brentley and Brooke Matthews, sister: Ann Walden of Crandall, special friends: Craig and Karen Gibson of Chatsworth, nieces and nephews: Tina Russell Ballard of Chatsworth, Sandra Holcomb and Jim Becton of Chatsworth, Robert and Gail Reynolds of Tulsa Ok, Andy Payne, Brian Payne and Samantha Willis, all of Webster County other nieces and nephews also survive.
Service for Loraine will Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 11:00 am in the chapel of Shawn Chapman Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Clark officiating. Interment will be Harrison Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 6, 2019, from 5 pm to 9 pm.
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