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Merle Vaught

July 20, 1925 - May 26, 2009

Merle Payne Vaught, age 83, of Charlotte, NC died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Liberty Commons Nursing Center, Wilmington, NC, after a brief illness.

Merle was born in Philadelphia, MS on July 20, 1925, the daughter of the late Hubert and Lyda Payne. She was retired from White Heavy Haulers as a bookkeeper. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Kay Hull.

Surviving are a daughter and her husband, Nancy and Brett Perez of Wilmington, grandson Jason Carter of Wilmington, and her brother and sister-in-law, Kent and Elva Kay Payne of Starkville, MS. She is also survived by two nephews, Greg Payne of Starkville, MS and Steve Hull of Jackson, MS.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30 at Wilmington Burial and and Cremation Service. The Reverend Etta Breit will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Genesis Donor Program, 44 S. Cleveland, Memphis, TN 38104.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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