Payne, Dona Marie Haggard

Monday, October 9, 2017
Dona Payne
Dona Payne

Dona Marie Haggard Payne, 84, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017. 

Mrs. Payne was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, most recently in the Lone Oak Community of Signal Mountain. 

Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her parents, Claude W. and Gertrude S. Haggard of Chattanooga, brother, William M. Haggard of Spring, Texas, sister and brother-in-law, Delorees H. and Lamar Burton of Chattanooga.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis Franklin Payne, brother, Claude Michael Haggard (Denise), sister-in-law Kathy M. Haggard, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 12-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association of Chattanooga for their direction, Hearth Hospice for its outstanding staff of nurses, clergy and family counselors, and especially our heartfelt appreciation to Alexian Village of Signal Mountain, their staff, nurses and CNAs of the 6th floor unit, who were there to help Dona on her journey.  May God bless all of you.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CHI Memorial Foundation to benefit MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, 2525 deSales Ave., Chattanooga, TN. 37404 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. 17th Floor, Chicago, IL. 60601.

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Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, Tn. 37412.

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