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.
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.