She was the longest member of Mt. Zion Bapist Church of Oberlin, since 1935. She was a member of the Missionary Society of Mt. Zion, Martin Luther King Group, Mt. Zion Ladies Group and was a caregiver for many years. Ruth enjoyed watching all sports, puzzles, crocheting, sewing, and baking.
She is survived by her daughters, Janice R. Edwards, Decatur, Georgia, Daisey G. Burton, Columbus, Dana M. McLaurin, Fairborn, Georgia; son, Donald N. Payne, Tucker, Georgia; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Payne; daughter, Donna M. Atkinson; father, Jacob Huffman, mother, Virgie Breckenridge, two brothers; and seven sisters.
Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2013, from 10 A.M. until the Service time at 11 A.M., in Mt Zion Baptist Church. Reverend Fred L. Bell will officiate. Interment will be at Westwood Cemetery.