- Ada, Oklahoma

November 25, 2013

Arthur Payne

Allen —

Graveside services for Arthur Clyde Payne, 97, Allen, are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Amber Cemetery in Amber. The Rev. Donna Gustin is officiating.

Mr. Payne died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at an Allen nursing home. He was born April 18, 1916,  at Blanchard to Ulysses Sherman and Annie Graham Payne. 

He married Vivian Noreen Jones on Feb. 6, 1937, in Chickasha. She died Sept. 24, 1992.

Mr. Payne was an assembly line worker for International Harvester Corp., and he was also a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Jan. 18, 1944, until being honorably discharged on Aug. 16, 1945, as a private first class.

Survivors include two sons, Ray Edward Payne and his wife, Beverly, of Gerty, and Gary Payne and wife, Reva, of Allen; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Pauline Miller, Yukon, Betty Ann Manning, Douglasville, Ga., and Juanita Bedenbaugh, Charleston, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and brothers and sisters, Edna Farris, U.S. Payne Jr., Leslie Payne, Buddy Payne and Bill Payne.

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Criswell Funeral Home, Ada