"Ritchie Gazette" 23 February 1989 pg 8
ESTA S. PAYTON
Mrs. Esta SMITH PAYTON, 88, of Barberton, OH, formerly of Ritchie County, WV, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 1989, in Barberton Citizens Hospital.
She was born in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Ebenezer and Melissa DAVIDSON WRIGHT.
Surviving are two sons, Alvin "Buster" SMITH of Akron, OH, and Bobby SMITH of Forty Fort, PA; three daughters, Jessie PARKS of Barberton, Evelyn SNYDER and June CLINE, both of Norton, OH; a sister Gae VanCLIEF of Parkersburg, WV; 15 grandchildren, several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Everett SMITH, and a son, Orval SMITH.
Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV, with the Rev. Dallas F. Smith and the Rev. Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in the Smith's Run Cemetery.
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