Rose (Preston) Payton, age 83 of New Castle, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019.  Daughter of the late James Calvin & Emma Dale (Masterson) Preston, she was a bus driver for 32 ½ years for Henry County Public School System and helped as a cook.  She was a member of New Castle Christian Church.  Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Payton, Sr.; a daughter, Elizabeth Payton McClellan; a son, Calvin Payton and brother, James Preston.


Survived By:  


Daughter:        Emma Jean Herrell of Frankfort


Sons:               Joe Payton, Jr. (Theresa) of LaGrange

                        Josh Payton of Bethlehem


Sisters:             Hedy Smither of Eminence

                        Alice McDonald of Frankfort


Brother:           David Preston of New Castle


6 Grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren


Rose will be cremated.  Memorial Graveside Services will be held at a later date.


Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



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