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“Sorry for your loss. Cecil was a really nice person. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: PAM GRAZIER - CEDARVILLE, AR

“OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. STACEY SHELLY AND KIDS ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: STACEY SHELLY - NATURAL DAM, AR

“WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. HEART FILLED SYMPATHY FOR YOUR FAMILY. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: FRED AND KIMBERLY SNIPES - AR

“THE BOARD AND EMPLOYEES OF CEDARVILLE WATERWORKS WOULD LIKE TO SEND THEIR CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS IN YOUR FAMILY AND IN OUR COMMUNITY ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: CEDARVILLE WATER - CEDARVILLE, AR

“Our deepest sympathy. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: George and Linda McHenry - AR

“May God strengthen you. All of us at Uniontown Christian Church are praying for you. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sherry Marshall - Uniontown, AR

“Kelly and the Payton and Barnes families, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jim and Dorothy (Eitel) Vinsant - AR

“I have lost a dear friend, I am sorry that you boys have lost so much more. Leon Sargent ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Leon Sargen - Van Buren, AR

“I am soo sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. I know he was loved and will be remembered by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.... ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Julie Bugg - Fort Smith, AR

“Kelly, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the Payton family at this time and always. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Sabrina and Mike Gessling - AR

“Kelly, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Art and Pam Gramlich - Fort Smith, AR

“Kelly, We are so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Art and Pam Gramlich - Fort Smith, AR

“I heard about your dad passing and wanted to send my condolences. I'm sure you have a lot of great memories to bring you comfort. My thoughts are...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jamie Morris Gray - Oklahoma City, OK

“I am very sorry to hear about the family's loss, Cecil was a very good man and i have many fond memories growing up as a child. my prayers are with...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jim T Payton - Gurnee, IL


Cecil Ray Payton, 71, of Cedarville, went to be with our Heavenly Father on January 27th, 2012. He was born October 4th, 1940 at Dripping Springs, Arkansas, the 2nd son of Walter and Violet (Cluck) Payton. Cecil attended Cedarville High and graduated with the Class of 60'. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army. He was employed by True Oil Company of Wyoming during the 1960's. It was in Moorcroft, Wyoming that he met and married Betty Ann Williams. Their marriage was blessed with three dear sons. While in Wyoming the family became interested in horses, ranching, and cowboy ways. The family moved to Arkansas in 1968 where they enjoyed the farm life, raising their family, and his life's work as a horse trainer, rancher, and local businessman. The family were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Van Buren where he served as a Deacon. Survivors include his three sons: Joseph Lee, Scott Ray, Kelly Dean and wife Katrina all of Cedarville; five grandchildren: Tyler, Jessica, Cody, Reed, and Denver Payton; his brothers and sisters: Recil Payton of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, J.W. Payton of Van Buren, Otis Barnes, Jr. and wife Candace of Van Buren, Buddy Barnes and wife Lula Grace of Cedarville, Lynda Lovejoy and husband Bennett of Evansville, Rosella Vanderlyke and husband Lenard of Mulberry, Anna Faye Trentham and husband Dale of Van Buren, and Darrell Barnes and wife Debbie of Altus. He leaves behind a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends. Cecil was preceded in death by his father Walter and mother Violet. Services shall be held Saturday, February 4th, 11:00 a.m. at Grand View Assembly of God Church at Natural Dam.

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