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“Debbie, Lessa & family, I didn't know that Althea had passed away or I would have been there. Heaven has gained a very special Angel. Love & prayers...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Shirley Bennett - Letona, AR

“We at Access Medical in Searcy always loved talking with Ms Althea, She always had a beautiful Smile. So Sad for the loss of your loved one. We will...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Arlene Bright - Judsonia, AR

“Lessa, Debbie and family; We are so sorry for your loss and know what a special part of your lives your mom was. We are praying for you in this sad...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Rangel - Little Rock, AR

“My heart was heavy with sadness when I heard of Mrs. Payne's passing. I enjoy every treat session with her. She was so eager to participate, doing...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Rettig - Griffithville, AR

“You are all in my prayers and thoughts through this difficult time. Love you Althea you will be greatly missed. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Amy Monday - Judsonia, AR

“Praying for Lessa and her family ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sherri Spillman - Washington, IL

“Prayers for you & your family... ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tammy coney - Little rock, AR

“Lessa & Family, I want to let you know that your in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that God will provide comfort for each and everyone of you. ...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Della Brown - Cabot, AR - Friend

“Lessa and Debbie. My heart breaks for you two girls. Ralph and I have known Althea and your Dad for many years and loved them. They were special...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce and Ralph Stewart - AR

“I'm so sorry Debbie and Lessa. Your family has always been very special to me. Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Cosondra Crawford - McRae, AR


Althea Marie Payne, 76, of Judsonia entered into heaven on January 26, 2016. She was born September 7, 1939 to the late Edward Cunningham and Suzie Blanton Cunningham in McClelland, AR. She retired from the International Shoe Factory and was a member of Rocky Point Baptist Church.
She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah Schreckhise (Richard) of Judsonia and Lessa Payne of Little Rock; one grandson, Micheal Timberlake of Judsonia and Theresa Timberlake of Rosebud; one granddaughter, Carla Larkin of Judsonia and 5 great-grandchildren, James, Brittany, William and Joshua Timberlake and Phillip Larkin; two sisters, Jennie Sanders of Texas and Bess Gorder of Springfield.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, James Payne; 7 brothers, Marion, BB, Grady, Gil and John Cunningham and Ed and Joe Ezell; and 3 sisters, Emily Ezell, Frances Zimmerman and Lucy Kirby.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and funeral services at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 29, 2016 at Powell Funeral Home in Bald Knob.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky Point Baptist Church Youth Group. The address is 2130 Rocky Point Road Judsonia AR 72081.

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