Vera (Payne) Catoe

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HEATH SPRINGS – Mrs. Vera Payne Catoe, 93, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 1, 1925, a daughter of the late Robert Elmore Payne and Sallie Joyner Payne Phillips, and was the wife of Maurice F. "Son" Catoe Sr.
Mrs. Catoe enjoyed reading, going to the beach and the mountains, and decorating birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Golden Age Group at her church and enjoyed going on trips with them. Mrs. Catoe was a member of Fork Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Catoe is survived by her husband of 70 years, Maurice "Son" Catoe; her son, Sonny Catoe (Jan); two daughters, Brenda C. Ellis (Wayne) and Sherry C. Gowan (Rick); six grandchildren, Cassandra E. Eckstorm (Andy), Angela E. Jordan, Kevin M. Ellis, Griff Catoe, Brannan Catoe (Lindy) and Tyler Gowan; nine great-grandchildren, Cameron Jordan, Chance Jordan, Jonathon Ellis, Justin Ellis, Eli Eckstorm, Brent Catoe, Jackson Catoe, Toby Catoe and Taelor Gowan; and a brother, Jimmie Phillips.
She was also blessed with a loving extended family of 12 stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Mrs. Catoe was preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Jared Catoe; a brother, Robert E. Payne; and a sister, Florence Whitaker.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Catoe was held at noon on Monday, Sept. 10, at Fork Hill Baptist Church, officiated by the Revs. Kenny Pittman and Steve Neal. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service, from 11 a.m. - noon on Monday, Sept. 10, in the church family life center and at other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Fork Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1125 Fork Hill Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to caregivers, Mildred and Chyrel, and Hospice and Palliative Care, Palmetto Region.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family of Mrs. Catoe.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Sept. 12, 2018