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Mother of Walter Payton dies

Walter Paytwith his mother Alyne 1987. | Sun-Times Media

Walter Payton with his mother, Alyne, in 1987. | Sun-Times Media

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Updated: May 9, 2013 12:45PM

JACKSON, Miss. — Alyne S. Payton, the mother of the late NFL Hall of Fame running back and Bears star Walter Payton, died Monday at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 87.

Family members say she died after a long illness.

Officials with Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home say services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Black’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. Burial will be Saturday in Resthaven Cemetery in Columbia.

Alyne Payton’s husband Edward died of an aneurysm in 1978.

Walter Payton, who played college football for Jackson State, died of liver disease in 1999.

Alyne Payton was a former member of the board for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Survivors include a son, Eddie, also a football standout at Jackson State; and a daughter, Pam.

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