Payton Marie Allman

Payton Marie “Little Nugget” Allman, 10-week-old daughter of Robert Michael Allman, III and Haley Marie Canter, departed this Earth for her eternal heavenly home on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Payton was born at 8:54 a.m. on August 28, 2021, but even before she entered this world, Payton Marie was a treasured gift to her parents.

In addition to her parents, Payton Marie is survived by her paternal grandparents:  Robert M. Allman, II, of Bristol, TN, and Jill Minarik, of Florida; paternal great grandparents:  Diane and Bill Hatfield, of Florida; paternal great-great grandparents:  Robert “Bob” Allman and wife, Nana Sammie, of Buckhannon; paternal great-great grandmother, Shirley and husband, Gary Hershman, of Fairmont, WV; maternal grandparents:  Michael Canter and companion, Amanda Hobbs, of Volga, WV, and Julie Nicholson, of Clarksburg, WV; maternal great grandmother, Linda Nicholson, of Clarksburg, WV; Aunt Elizabeth Bringas and husband, Josh, of Joliet, IL;  first cousin, Raelynn Bringas; Uncle Franklin Canter and companion, Melissa Cramner, of Clarksburg, WV; and Aunt Sarah Ann Canter, of Clarksburg, WV. Payton was also loved deeply by several great aunts and uncles, and cousins. 

Preceding Payton Marie in death and waiting to welcome her to her eternal home are her paternal grandfather, Robert (Mike) Allman, her paternal great grandparents, Richard and Sharon Minarik, paternal great-great grandmother, Jeanie Allman, and maternal great grandfather, Robert “Gompa” Nicholson.

Payton was only with her family for a very short time, but she left a lasting impression upon everyone’s heart who met her. Payton’s light shone so bright for the short time her family was able to have her, that even though she is gone, she is still the brightest part of their lives. Although no one will ever understand why Payton Marie had to leave everyone who loved her so soon, she will always remain the bright spot in their lives.

Private graveside services will be held for the family. Online condolences may be extended to the Allman family at  The Allman family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.


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