There is a death certificate online familysearch.org that lists a Payne E. Smothers, DR Parents are William H. Smothers and Mary Ann Bailes Mrs. He died 16 Apr 1910 born 1873 No spouse listed. Np place of burial.
There are only 4 Smother's listed in the state of Alabama for 1910 death dates. Nancy who died in 1909 married no spouse listed maiden name Kirkland. Ellie daughter of Franklin and Lula Smothers 20 years old. Samuel born 1847 died 31 Oct 1912 no family listed.
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