Welcome to the memorial page for

Mary Fain Payne

September 20, 1925 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 92)

Mary Fain Payne, 92, East Brainerd went to be with the Lord, January 2, 2018.


A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Jessie Fain.   

Mary was a graduate of City High School and met the love of her life , Raymond Payne on a blind date. 

She worked for several years as bookkeeper and receptionist with Ray when he opened his Real Estate Property Management firm, Ray Payne & Associates.

Mary was a loving mother and homemaker always putting her family first in all things.

She was a devout Christian living her faith and practiced “the Golden Rule”.  She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Mary was preceded in death  by her husband Raymond;  and her grandson, Tyler Whittier.


Survivors are her son, Robert Payne;  daughter, Mary Catherine (Steve) Whittier;  grandsons, Spencer (Ali) Whittier and Carter (Megan) Whittier.


Private graveside services for family and friends will be held Monday at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church , 8451 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421or Macular Degeneration Association,


Visit to share condolences to the family and view the memorial tribute.


The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-6 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

 Service Information

January 7, 2018

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Graveside Service
January 8, 2018

1:30 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

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