LoVina Romaine Payton, 80, of Fayetteville passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home. She was born March 1, 1937 in Mason City, Iowa to Clair and Alice Rarick Graham. She was a homemaker; a member of Springdale Nazarene Church; a Gideon; and a member of the NWA Quilt Guild. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; three brothers and two grandsons. Lovina is survived by her husband, William "Harrel" Payton; her five children, Bill Harrel Payton Jr. and wife, Susan of Spring, Texas, Larry Payton and wife, Gezell of Fayetteville, Wendy Starks and husband, Howard of Elkins, Alice Parker and husband, Randy of Elkins, Dorecia Seals and husband, David of Fayetteville; one sister, Mary Byers of Cowgill, Mo.; three brothers, Merlin Graham and wife, Margaret of Palmdale, Calif., John Graham and wife, Eleanor of Barstow, Calif. and Tommy Graham and wife, Frances of Knoxville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Beard's Chapel with Pastors Robbie Cain and Larry Woodward officiating. Interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the funeral home. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Published April 26, 2017