Stephen Douglas Payne

Born  July 28, 1953
Passed away  November 25, 2014

Stephen Douglas Payne, age 61, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Twin Rivers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia. He was born July 28, 1953 in Beaumont, TX, the son of the late Clifton Clarence and Carrie Eaves Payne. Steve was retired from Entergy after thirty three years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and reading. Steve was a member of Joan Hunting Club.

He is survived by one son, Josh Payne of Blytheville, two daughters, Kallie (Cody) Pritchard of Malvern and Rachel (Jesse) Sibson of Blair, Nebraska, five grandchildren, Audrey and Abigail Payne of Blytheville, Logan, Mya and Emilia Sibson all of Blair, Nebraska, two brothers, Gary (JoAnn) Payne of Orange, TX, and Robert (Ginny) Payne of Vidor, TX, two sisters, Latrelle (Ben) Foreman of Vidor, TX and Ellen Whitley of Lumberton, TX.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, December 1, 2014 at Welch Funeral Home with Rev. Stan Parris officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are Bill Ezell, Glenn Brady, Brown Hardman, Jason Payne, Randy Hill and Chance Lemons.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of Joan Hunting Club.

Memorials may be made to The American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Suite 550 Chicago, IL 60631-3225.

Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the online guest book.

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