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Mrs. Alma Marlene Brewster Payne

Mrs. Alma Marlene Brewster Payne, age 85, of Mena passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas.

Alma was born in El Reno, Oklahoma to the late Emmons Brewster and the late Alta Kinder Brewster. She was married to James C. Payne for many years. Alma was a nurse by profession for 43 years. Alma was very proud of her family especially her grand and great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She enjoyed eating, especially desert. You might say she had a sweet tooth. Most importantly, she loved the Lord, reading her Bible and listening to Gospel music. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

She is survived by: Husband James C. Payne; Sons: Caylan Allen and Mark Allen and Debbie; Daughters: Susan Moore and husband Eric, Theresa Carothers and husband Steven; Grandchildren: Michelle Mendes, Eric Moore, Jr., Tracy McEntire, Jason Allen, Justin Allen, Athena Allen, Victoria Allen, Brandy Springer, Christopher Allen, William Allen and Chad Rinehart and 24 Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband; William Allen, 2 brother and 3 sisters.

Memorial service will be held at Grace Bible Church, Saturday June 27 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Lamar Austin officiating.

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