Funeral services for Mary Jean Payne, 66, of Seagraves will be conducted Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the Gaines County Cemetery at Seagraves with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seagraves. She passed away on November 8th in Lubbock.

Mary was born November 11, 1950 in Seagraves to Robert and Araeh Frazier Elliston. Mary and Chester Payne were married March 31, 1972 in Seagraves. She was a lifelong resident of Seagraves, a member of the First Baptist Church, had been employed by D&D Supply for 8 years, and Lowes Market for 12 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Melinda Alexander, and a brother Robert Lee Elliston.

Mary is survived by her husband, Chester Payne of Seagraves; two daughters, Christy Seeley and her husband, Tim of New Deal, and Crystal Orum and her husband, Chad of Seminole; two brothers, Melvin Elliston and his wife, Phyllis of Florida, and Herman Elliston of Seagraves; three sisters, Jerry Ables, Hattie Oliver both of Seagraves, and Debbie Grostueck of Brownfield; along with seven grandchildren, Jeremy Machuca, Chasidee Machuca, Chloe Seeley, Tyler Seeley, Tanner Seeley, Mason Orum , and Caroline Orum; three great-grandchildren, Alan Machuca, Julius Soto, and Jacob Soto.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Seagraves Senior Citizens in Seagraves.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 from 5:30 PM. to 7:00 P.M. in the Ratliff Funeral Home Chapel Seagraves, Texas.??