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Former Tuskegee University first lady dies

MRS. THELMA P. PAYTON (Courtesy: Tuskegee University) TUSKEGEE, Ala.— Thelma P. Payton, the wife of Tuskegee University’s fifth president, Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, died June 20 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. She served as first lady of the university from 1981 to 2010.