LoVina Romaine Payton, March 1, 1937~April 24, 2017

PaytonLoVina 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 5 children, Bill Harrel Payton, Jr. and wife, Susan of Spring, TX, 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, CA, John Graham and wife, Eleanor of Barstow, CA. and Tommy Graham and wife, Frances of Knoxville, TN; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 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.

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    Carrie Stolz » 25. Apr, 2017

    Ms Lovina was the sweetest person, she had such a big heart and was always making quilts for needy children… May she see in heaven the impact she had on this earth. Prayers for the family in this time of loss…

    Elton Clark and Family » 25. Apr, 2017

    Sorry for your lost and we send our condolence to you and the family.

    Robin Ynacay Nye » 25. Apr, 2017

    Aunt Lovina was very artistic, especially with quilts. She had a very kind heart and loved everyone.

    I’m glad that I had a chance to visit her last summer. She was so delightful reminiscing and talking about her various projects.

    She will be missed.

    S Holladay » 25. Apr, 2017

    My sincere sympathy to LoVina’s family. She was one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever know and her quilting friends will all miss her sunny smile and graciousness. She was truly a wonderful person!

    Eva Sue Lynch » 25. Apr, 2017

    With a heart of gold Lovina has certainly been “found faithful”, to her God, to her family, to her church, and to everyone she could bless. May God hold you extra close during this time.

    Nita Sims » 26. Apr, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. Many a child has a quilt because of LoVina’s tireless industry. We will miss her cheerfulness and her stories.

    Margaret Kyles » 26. Apr, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you all can find peace from the Lord. I know it will take a long time for the grieving process before it will get easier. But my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely,
    Margaret Kyles

    Nancy Luther » 26. Apr, 2017

    Prayers for your family in this farewell transition. Lovina had the gift of sweetness …loving life to the fullness. She will surely be missed by all . Love you Lovina ♡♡♡
    Nancy Luther

    L. D. and Myrna Byars » 26. Apr, 2017

    So sorry for the loss of your mom – may God be with you all at this sad time. She will be with you all in your hearts.

    Row » 26. Apr, 2017

    I am sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and we wish you well.

    Darlina heine » 26. Apr, 2017

    Lovina nick name the boss i went too the county jail with her i am,going,to miss her alot but i want too tell u boss u will be missed and love ya

    Nancy and Charles Reed and Family » 26. Apr, 2017

    Thinking of and praying for your family as you endure the loss of LoVina. We know how difficult it is to lose those we love most. LoVina was such a special lady to so many including our family. My (Nancy) life is truly blessed because she was part of it, She treated me as a daughter and my kids as her grandchildren when we moved to Fayetteville and knew no one. I know God brought us together to help each other through our struggling times. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. She truly was an angel on Earth and earned her entrance to Heaven many times over. She truly will be missed by those of us who knew her and loved her. Thank you LoVina for everything!

    Suzie » 26. Apr, 2017

    LoVina was a very caring person — i knew her through the quilt guild — she made a point of getting to know, by name, everyone in the group — she will be missed by so many.

    Raymond bumgarner » 27. Apr, 2017

    Hey we loved her very much she wil be missed love lori susan Maddox Raymond Madison an Madalynn Raymond but bumgarner says have Harrell call him 417-379-6950