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Dorothy A.A. Payne

Dorothy Amanda Ailsworth Payne, 87, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in a Tappahannock nursing home.

Mrs. Payne was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Charles Everette Payne Sr. in May, 1985, and her oldest son, Charles Everette Payne Jr., in January of this year.

She is survived by her son, William Ronald Payne of Deltaville; three grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and siblings.

Mrs. Payne was the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Robert Dea Ailsworth of Deltaville and one of 11 children.

Mrs. Payne fought a valiant battle against the complications of Alzheimer’s.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lower United Methodist Church Cemetery at Hartfield. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home.

A complete obituary on Mrs. Payne can be read at, and also will appear in the April 2 issue of the Sentinel.

posted 03.25.2009

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