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Mattie Payne

Mattie Payne, 90, of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. She was born November 29, 1926, in Carden Bottom, AR to James Edgar Abston and Effie King Abston. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Grace Abston Hart; brother, Cleo Abston; three nephews, Terry Bennett , Phillip Newport and Danny Newport; great grandson, Garrison Haught. She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Lee Payne; three children; Eddie Payne & Dawn, Kathy Piltz & Ken, and Dianne Barchett & Alan; one sister; Helen Abston Newport; four grandchildren; Jami Banyon & Colin, Jill Kreiner & Scott, Dr. Allyson Barchett and Austin Barchett.; six great-grandchildren, Reagan & Zach Kreiner, Mason & Mya Haught, Charlie & Carter Banyon and numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Russellville Family Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 a.m.,Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Ada Valley Church with Rev. Charlie Casto officiating. Burial will be in Ada Valley Cemetery under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Bob Latham, JR Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, Austin Barchett, Zach Kreiner, Shawn Ronan, Jerome Cunningham (Seed Tick). Donations can be made to Pope County Senior Activity Center in Russellville, AR. Guestbook is available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.

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Mattie Payne was always a very friendly person when I would visit with her. She worried about Lee working too hard and always seemed to have something nice to say about everyone.

David L Vance Apr 12 2017 12:00 AM

Mattie was such a special person. I'm blessed to have known her for more than 40 years; and thankful that she continued to treat me as a part of the family. Nobody remembered dates like she did!

Cindy Payne Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the Payne Family in the passing of Mattie.

Doug Needles Apr 4 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Mattie, she was a very sweet and special lady and we will miss her so much. Will be keeping Lee and the family in our prayers.

Patricia Freeman Apr 4 2017 12:00 AM

I am sorry to learn of the loss of Mrs. Payne. Although I didn't know her personally, it is always sad to learn that a family has lost a loved one. Many families have found encouraging articles on jw.org and maybe this website can help your family during this sad time. I hope the 'God of all comfort' will help your family during this sad time. (2 Corinthians 1 :3,4)

Keilah P Apr 4 2017 12:00 AM