Linda Payne

Linda Payne

Linda Sparks Payne, 80, of Gurley, passed away Friday, April 2.

She retired after 52 years of civil service, Department of the Army.

Linda is survived by her children, Melanie Passero (Bob) and Jeffrey Hunter Bedwell (Tina); stepsons, William E. "Bill" Payne and Jonathan R. Payne (Lynn); 12 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and her siblings, Donald Sparks (Charlotte) and Lonia Sparks Watson.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Payne; her parents, Edgar and Reba Jo Sparks; and her brother, Larry Sparks.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Berryhill Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow directly after at 12 p.m. with Reverend Tim Cole officiating.