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This clipping was in the Blytheville, Arkansas paper around the end of May 1976:


Martin S. Payne, 59, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, died Tuesday in Jeffersonville.
He was a native of Blytheville. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Payne was a retired employee of American Synthetic Rubber Co.
He is survived by two sons, Eddie Payne of Jeffersonville and Richard Payne of St. Louis; Two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Jo Gustafson of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Sherry Ann Hallems of Germany; Three stepdaughters, Mrs. Gloria Carpenter, Mrs. June Alcorn, Mrs. Ann Reynolds, All of Louisville, Ky.; Two brothers, John Payne of Watsonville, California, Theodore Payne of Holland; Two sisters, Mrs. Mittie Mae Henry of Inverness, Mississippi, Mrs. Aretta Holbook of Blytheville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Cobb Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

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