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Carolyn May Payne

November 29, 1945 December 25, 2016
Carolyn May Payne
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Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
1100 E. Tamarack Road
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
(580) 482-1233
fax (580) 482-8583


Carolyn May Payne, age 71, passed away early Sunday morning, December 25, 2016, at her residence, near Blair.

Mrs. Payne was born in Vernon, Texas on November 29, 1945, to Troy Cleo and Ruby Francis (Baker) Shelton. Growing up and attending school in Vernon, Carolyn was a single mom who raised her children and loved them dearly. On December 11, 1982, she married Emmitt Lee Payne and he preceded her in death. A homemaker all of her life, Carolyn enjoyed raising roses and vegetables, in her garden, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Robby Yocham; three sisters, Elwanda, Patricia and Paulette and five brothers, Troy, Gene, Orville, Dale and Joe, she is survived by eight children, Tina Ammeter and husband Matt of Ft. Worth, Texas; Tonya Castle and husband Scott of Newcastle, Monte Worthen and wife Tammy of Hollis, Sharon Evans and husband Robert of Blair, Karen Griffin of Blair, Randy Yocham and wife Gayla of Altus, Donnie Robinson and wife Katie of Gruver, Texas and Austin Yocham and wife Lisa of Elmer; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Williams of Electra, Texas, Vickie Coble of Joshua, Texas; one brother, Danny Shelton of Electra, Texas along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Carolyn Payne will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home and Crematory, of Altus with Pastor Doug Altom officiating. Cremation services will follow the funeral.

For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live webcast of the service beginning at 9:58 a.m., Wednesday. Go to and click on obituaries. Then, click on Carolyn Payne. There will be a large area inviting you to join the webcast.

Online tributes may be made to the family at

10:00 AM

Lowell-Tims Chapel
1100 East Tamarack Road

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