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F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home
Saturday October 14th, 2017

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Frank L. Payden

Frank L. Payden-Funeral services will be held, at 12 noon, Saturday, October 14, at the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., for Mr. Frank L. Payden, 69, Youngstown, who departed this life peacefully on October 4, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Payden was born February 16, 1948 in Youngstown, a son of  James Sr., and Mabel Roland Payden. Frank was a lifelong resident, he attended Youngstown City Schools and was employed with Youngstown Steel, Towel Supply, and Roth Brothers. Frank enjoyed working on classic cars, listening to music and watching westerns. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He would always say "I love You" and "Leave it in God's hands." He leaves to cherish his memory a son, Frank Eron Thomas of North Wilkersboro, NC., a daughter Mrs. Sophia (Earl) Barnette of Columbus,  Tommy and Timmy Dixon , sisters; Betty Askew, and Laureen Spivey all of Youngstown, a brother, James Jr., (Lorene) Payden of Toledo, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews who loved him dearly and special nieces Kathleen Felder, Arlene Martin, Phyllis Payden, and Brandy Thomas. Close friends Ronnie and Phillip Williams, Gus Ferrell, Errol Clemons and Jerry Harvey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, the former Barbara Jean Dixon, daughter, Cynthia Dixon, a sister, Ardene Venable and great-grandson Brandon Adams. Friends may call from 11 am to 12 noon at the funeral home.

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To the entire family of Frank Payden, please accept my deepest sympathy. I grew up with Frankie Lee and his siblings, Ardene, James, and Betty on Arch St. on Youngstowns East side. My family ran the little grocery store on the corner of Arch St. and Lansing Ave. until the mid 1950s. Although, I lost track of the Payden family over the years, Ive often thought about them.
At this sad time it is really refreshing to learn that Frankie Lee grew up to be a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Rest in peace Frankie Lee.
Dominic Carano
Port Richey, FL

Dominic Carano Oct 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Payden

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. Oct 10 2017 12:00 AM