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-Lois Nicholson Payne-

Lois Nicholson Payne, 69 of Watts, OK, died Monday, October 20, 2008 at the Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab Center, Siloam Springs, AK.

Lois was born June 5, 1939, in Conesville, IA, to Glen and Letha Jarrard Nicholson. She was a homemaker and worked for the city of Watts, OK, as town clerk. She attended the First Baptist Church of Watts, OK.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Payne, a son, James R. Payne, her parents, a sister, Alice Nicholson Zaruba Schrunk, two infant granddaughters, a niece and a nephew.

Survivors include four sons, Jerry Payne of Colcord, OK, Jeff Payne, Jon Payne and Jay Payne all of Watts, OK; four daughters, Jackie Hudson, Jeaneen Payne, Julie Flores and Jody Payne all of Watts, OK; a brother, Harold Nicholson, Haskins, IA and a sister, Fran Morrison of Columbus Junction, IA ; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.\

Funeral services were held at the Backstron-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, AK with burial in the Bell Cemetery, Watts, OK. The Rev. Ronnie Bradshaw officiated