Edna Payton

Edna Earl Wright Payton, 89, of Arab died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at her residence.

Mrs. Payton was born Aug. 25, 1931, to Thomas Wright and Nell Artis Wright. She was married to Rexford Payton, who preceded her in death.

She was a registered nurse before retirement and a member of Gilliam Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law: Judy and Terry Bagwell of Arab and Betty Jo and Bill Erhart of North Carolina; brothers and sisters-in-law: Charles and Margaret Payton of Arab and Harvey and Rosemarie Wright and Danny and Sherry Wright of South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends; and her fur-baby: JoJo.

She was preceded in death by brothers:  Willard Payton Sr. and Thomas Alvin Wright.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at Gober Funeral Chapel with Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Arab Memorial Cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel directing.

Pallbearers: were Brian Payton, Will Payton, Mike Payton, Wendy Bagwell, Jim Bradford, Timothy Guest and Charles Payton.

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