Louisa Ellen Springman of Lowndes, the daughter of the late Herman L. and Francis McGee Payne, was born Dec. 29, 1913 at McGee and died on Nov. 19, 2001 at the Greenville Health Center in Greenville at the age of 87. Louisa was a homemaker and a member of Corinth General Baptist Church.
She was united in marriage to Lester Springman on July 5, 1968 in Hot Springs, Ark., he survives of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Belva Tutt of Bethalto, Ill., Shelby Hitch of Camarillo, Calif. and Norma McGomery of Alton, Ill.; by six brothers, Eugene Payne of Advance, Tommy Payne of Puxico, Richard Payne of Virginia Beach, Va., Odell Payne of Jefferson, Texas, Jerry Payne of Tulelake, Calif., and Roger Payne of Russelville, Ala.; by 11 grandchildren; by 23 great-grandchildren; and by one great-great-grandchild. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Visitation was held at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance from 5 - 8 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 22. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Nov. 23 in the Morgan Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Underwood officiating. Interment followed at the New Hope McGee Cemetery in McGee with Morgan Funeral Home of Advance in charge of all arrangements.