Reba Ruth Payne


Reba Ruth Payne, 86, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.

She was born on June 15, 1936, to the late Steve and Emme Rose in Haysi, Virginia. Reba loved to read, was an avid Lady Vols fan, enjoyed quilting, and most importantly, loved watching all her grandkids play sports.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Payne; sisters, Sharon Rose Gilbert, Carol Rose and Fern Wright; and one brother, Fayne Rose.

She leaves behind her children, Kelly Don Payne (Shelia), Sherry Beavers (Ricky) and Teresa Payne; siblings, Betty Mullins, Roger Rose (Pat), Scotty Rose (Shelia) and Kelly Rose (Ensie); grandchildren, Tyler Beavers, Jada Koch (Robert), Stephenie Stevison, Heather Ferguson (Chris) and Zak Beavers; and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Maddie Koch, Savannah Stevison and Aubree Beavers.

The family will be having a memorial gathering from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at Companion Funeral Home, Cleveland Chapel.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Reba or leave the family a message at Reba’s online memorial at  

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made in Reba’s name to any breast cancer or Alzheimer’s foundation of your choice.



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