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Alpha Mabel "Faye" Ripka Snodgrass Payne
Birth: Apr. 10, 1919
Lawrence County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1999
Mountain Home
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA


Alpha "Faye" Payne

Services for Alpha "Faye" Payne of Mountain Home will be at 10a.m. today at Roller Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scott Long officiating.
Mrs. Payne died Sunday (Jan. 17, 1999) at Care Manor Nursing Home. She was 79.
She is survived by four Daughters; Mabel Chipman of Mt. Home; Betty Thompson of Ozark Ala.; Dottie Puckett of Mt. Home; Denise Seymour of Mt. Home. Two Sisters; Dona Wortham(now Deceased 1920-2005) and Dorothy Mason both of Batesville. 14 Grandchildren and 15 Great-Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; William and Lorinda Ripka; Five Brothers; Henry, Roy, William, Walter
,Charles Ripka. Four Sisters; Ethel Ripka
, Alice Tennie (Ripka)Henderson, Gracie Duncan, Pearl (Ripka)Johnson Lowe. One Daughter; Lola "Jean" Sims.
Two Grandsons; Michael "Mike" Payne
, James "Jamie" Stidham. One Great-Granddaughter; Ally "Brianna" Phipps.. Two Husbands; John Snodgrass and Charles "Chuck" Payne.
Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of the Ozarks.

"The Day God Called You Home"

God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.

He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he alway's takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain, And he knew that you would never get well on earth again.

He saw your path was difficult, he closed your tired eye's.
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly.

When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain, We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.

You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide.
You live on through your children, your alway's by our side.

It broke our heart's to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.

I little knew that morning, God was gonna call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you, The day god called you home.

You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide and though
We cannot see you, you're always at our side.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
(Ron Tranmer)

"Rise and shine!" Mom always said, Its time to get up
and out of bed.
The days are short and the winters are long.
Mom grew old and her health went down, but she
kept a smile and ne'er a frown.

The seasons passed, they passed her by and Mom
would sit alone and cry, she'd cry for the days we kids
Were young, she longed to see the morning sun.

"Rise and shine! Getout of bed!" I miss those words,
Those words she said.
The seasons passed, they passed me by, at times
I sit alone and cry.
Each tear let's go a memory of happy days as a family.

I've learned a lot since I was born, I learned there
are times we each will mourn, but I also learned
that God is there, holding me close and hearing
my prayer.
One day we'll hear our father say, "Rise and shine!
Todays the day!"
Then he'll come and take our hand and explain
our lives were as he planned.
He'll take us home to heaven above and there we'll
be with those we love.
"Rise and shine! Get out of bed! The Best is yet to come!"
He said.

We scattered our Mother's Ashe's at the "Old Ripka Homestead" on 15 October 2005.

I would like to say Thank You to....Edward Leffew for Sponsoring my Dear Mother....Faye's Memorial page.
~~Thank You Ed~~

If you have a moment please stop by and Visit Ed's Mother, Jewell Leffew & Father Edward Leffew,Sr. 
Family links: 
  William Miles Ripka (1875 - 1960)
  Sara Lorinda Chambless Ripka (1885 - 1962)
  John Avery Snodgrass (1917 - 1954)
  Charles Harvey Payne (1912 - 1973)
  Mabel Lavina Snodgrass Stafford Chipman (1936 - 2005)*
  Lola Jean Snodgrass Stidham Sims (1939 - 1991)*
  Pearl Ripka Johnson*
  Charles James Robert Ripka (1903 - 1996)*
  Ethel E.L. Ripka (1904 - 1908)*
  Walter William Ripka (1908 - 1934)*
  Ollie Ripka Watson (1910 - 2003)*
  Roy E Ripka (1910 - 1910)*
  William C. Ripka (1916 - 1916)*
  Stenna Gracie Ripka Duncan (1917 - 1938)*
  Henry Ripka (1918 - 1918)*
  Alpha Mabel Ripka Snodgrass Payne (1919 - 1999)
  Dona Ripka Wortham Bowline (1920 - 2005)*
  Dorothy Ripka Beauchamp Mason (1925 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at the Old "Ripka" Homestead
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Record added: Jun 22, 2005
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Alpha Mabel Faye <i>Ripka</i> Snodgrass Payne
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