Memorial services for Melynda L. "Mo" Persons, 62, of Marietta, Okla., are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, in the Chapel of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home with Chaplain Stanley Joseph officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.

Born March 30, 1951, in Ardmore, Okla., the daughter of Edgar A. Payne and Rose Tyler Sallee Payne, Mrs. Persons passed away Wednesday, June 19, in Denton Regional Medical Center, Denton, Texas.

A resident of Marietta since 1987, Melynda was a registered nurse. Work was her hobby, but she also enjoyed vacationing at Galveston, Texas, and collecting lighthouses. She was a member of Marietta's First United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her father, Edgar R. Payne; adopted parents, Edgar A. and Rose Payne; son, Jeremy Lane Jeane on January 2, 2003; and brother-in-law, Warren G. Griffin on April 11, 2006.

She is survived by her son, Sean Stevens of Marietta; two brothers, Phillip Payne of San Angelo, Texas, and Sallee Payne of Midwest City, Okla.; sister, Nancy Griffin of Marietta; special nieces, Melodye Griffin and Mistye Barger and husband, Doug, all of Marietta; great-niece, Rachel Barger; great-nephew, Rankin Barger and Michaela; great-great-niece, Ashbye Barger; and great-great-nephew, Karic Barger.

Honorary bearers are Echo Smith, Rachel Fernandez, Kim Turner, Shelly Cumberledge, Denise Trivitt and Sandra Farve.

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