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Richard James Payne

Graveside services for Richard James Payne, stillborn infant son of Austin Payne and Bailee Johnston, of Salem, Arkansas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2017 at Babyland, Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Richard went to be with the Angels at 7:05 p.m., Monday, November 6, 2017, at White River Medical Center, Batesville, Arkansas.  


He is survived by his parents, Austin Payne and Bailee Johnston, Salem, Arkansas; two brothers, Anderson Neagle and Chesner Bates; one sister, Danika Neagle; grandparents, Larry and Ricky Johnston, Bakersfield, Missouri and Jewell and Sheldon Turnage, Viola, Arkansas; great-grandparents, Freddy and Chrystina Johnston, Bakersfield, Missouri, and Dannie Johnson, Caulfield, Missouri; great-great-grandmother, Elener Maine, Salem, Arkansas; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.


His great-grandparents, Patsy and Richard Miller and Deena Johnson and great-great-grandfathers, Robert McCord and Harold Maine, preceded him in death.


Memorial contributions may be made to the family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at