Mary Frances McNeal Payne Bowen
(September 7, 1938 – March 27, 2017)
New Albany-Mary Frances McNeal Payne Bowen, 78, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, MS. She was born September 7, 1938 to Velma McNeal and Bernice Doyle McNeal in New Albany, MS. She worked as a caregiver. She loved working in her yard, flower beds, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at United Funeral Service with Bro. Gary Yates and Bro. Daniel Smith officiating. Burial will be in New Albany City Cemetery. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her three daughters, Debbie Ragen (Rick) of Alamogordo, NM, Mickey Ebeling (KC Cuttlers) of Mesa, AZ and Sherry Decanter (Terry) of New Albany, MS; three sons, Stanley Payne (Rose) of Watertown, WI, Terry Payne (Martha) of Pontotoc, MS and Allen Bowen (April) of New Albany, MS; a brother, Bud McNeal of Fulton, MS; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmy Dale Bowen; and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Mayo.
Pallbearers will be Terry Payne, Allen Bowen, Terry Decanter, Shand Doyle, Randy Mayo and Nicole Payne. Honorary pallbearers will be Taylor Blankenship, Tanner Blankenship, Summer Blankenship, Rick Ragen and KC Cuttlers.
Visitation will be Friday, March 31, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.