Melvin L. Payton

    December 5, 1924  -  February 4, 2011

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Melvin L. Payton, age 86, of Douglasville passed away Friday, February 4, 2011.
He was born in Temple, Georgia on December 5, 1924, to the late Cornelius Payton and the late Florence Stephens Payton. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and was Christian by faith.

He was preceded in death by his son, Leslie Melvin Payton.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Payton of Douglasville; daughter, Maria Matthews of Douglasville; and granddaughter, Jessica Matthews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm from Hightower's Memorial Chapel with Brother Tom Kaplan officiating. Interment will follow in the Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Road, NW, Atlanta, GA with military honors presented by the Georgia National Guard.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 7, 2011 from 3:00 until 6:00 pm.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Hightower's Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service, Douglasville, Georgia. 770-489-2818

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Born: December 5, 1924

Place of Birth: Temple, GA

Death: February 4, 2011

Place of Death: Austell, GA

Barbara Payton, Wife

Maria Matthews, Daughter

Jessica Matthews, Granddaughter

Cornelius Payton, Father

Florence Stephens Payton, Mother

Leslie Melvin Payton, Son

This memorial provided by:
Hightower Family Funeral Homes
West Georgia, GA