Born 3-11-1921 - Died 6-29-2002
Doraine Paysinger, 81, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Henry Alexander and Alice Arizona (Smal-ley) Paysinger was born March 11, 1921, at Campground, Ark. He died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Ash Flat, Ark.He was married to Mary Clara Farris on Oct. 30, 1942, at Evening Shade, Ark., and to this union three daughters were born. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was County Extension Agent for Clay, Stone and Fulton counties for the state of Arkansas. He received the distinguished extension service award in agriculture in 1970, the University of Arkansas Fayetteville on April 8, 1992, conferred Emeritus rank in appreciation of 28 years of service, was given appointment of Director Emeritus for the Fulton County Fair Association after more than 30 years of service; was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Salem Lodge #418, and Order of Eastern Star #521. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II receiving several decorations and citations: in-cluding four bronze stars. He was a member of the Salem First Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife, Clara Paysinger of Salem; three daughters, Mary Lee Stroud and husband, Bob of Hardy, Ark.; Alice Ann Risner and husband, Noah of Tullahoma, Tenn.; and Alieen Reed and husband Nolen of Dardanelle, Ark.; six grandchildren, Ran-dell Stroud, Angie McFarland, Jeffery Stroud, Alissa Harmon, Dera Risner, and Alex Reed; two great-grandchildren, April Armstrong, and Jessica McFar-land; and many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Leigh Ann Stroud; six brothers; and six sisters.Services were Monday, July 1, 2002, at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, Ark., with Bro. John Hodges officiating. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.Pallbearers were Bob Stroud, Noah Risner, Nolan Reed, Randell Stroud, Jeffery Stroud, and Alex Reed. Honor-ary pallbearers were William Stone, Jack Humphries, Bill Whitaker, Elva Lau, Noble Lewis, Roy Barker and Earl McCullough.Memorials preferred are to the Salem First Baptist Church Building Fund.