Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 15, 2014

Delilah Blevins Payne

RAYSAL — Delilah Blevins Payne, 76, of Raysal, WV, passed away early Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN, following a long illness.

Delilah was born July 22, 1937, in Atwell, WV, a daughter of the late Robert and Elma Gross Blevins. She was a homemaker, of the Pentecostal faith, and loved children.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Willard Payne, three brothers, Oliver, Nathan, and Hubert Blevins; and two nephews, Michael Dean Simpkins, and Eugene Allen Honaker.

Those left to cherish her memory include three sisters, Audrey Simpkins of Hagerstown, MD, Eunice Dikman and husband Oktay of Berryville, VA, and Reba Mullins and husband Lonnie of Raysal, WV; two brothers, Ellis Blevins and wife Retha of Carretta, WV, and Irving Blevins and wife Linda of Atwell, WV; and a very special nephew, Robert Brad Honaker and wife Melanie of Romney, WV.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 12 noon, with Pastor Charles Rose and Reverend Ulis Mullins officiating at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV. Burial will follow in the Puckett Cemetery at Paddle Fork near Raysal, WV. Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.

Friends may visit with the family at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV, Wednesday evening, July 16, 2014, after 6 p.m., where an evening service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

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