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Funeral arrangements set for infant killed in Grayson Co. dog attack

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GRAYSON COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Funeral arrangements have been set for the 15-month-old who died after she was attacked by a pit bull last week.

Payton Lyrik Sawyers died from her injuries on Friday, January 8 at a hospital in North Carolina.

According to Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home's website, visitation will be Saturday, January 16, from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Galax.

The funeral service will immediately follow in the Vaughan-Guynn Chapel.

The infant died two days after a pit bull mix mauled her in a Grayson County home.

The dog belonged to John Underwood II and Terra Connell, who were babysitting Payton at the time of the attack. Underwood and Connell are now charged with second-degree murder.

The two are being held without bond in the New River Valley Regional Jail.