James William Payne, Jr., 47, of Dermott, died on March 1, 2018.
Mr. Payne was a native of Portland and a resident of Dermott for the past 40 years. He was a 1989 graduate of Dermott High School and attended the C.B. King School in Arkansas City. He was a member of Brown Temple #2 Church in Portland.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy Carolina, Elizabeth McCoy and L.P. Bethane.
He is survived by a his parents, James Sr. and Linda Bethane Payne of Dermott; a brother, Greg Payne and wife, Mieisha, of Warren; four sisters, Lois White, Jennifer Hall and Jacqueline Lowe all of Dermott and Roschell Booker and husband, Anthony, of Hawaii; his grandmother, Roberta Bethane of Houston, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. at Brown Temple #2 Church with Rev. Walter Witherspoon, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Boydell.
Pallbearers are Jamal Bethane, Eddie Madden, Charlie Bynum, Marcus Johnson, Raymond McCoy and Jessie Turner. Honorary pallbearers are Arnold White II, Warren Lowe, Anterio Matthews, Xavier Hall, Quindarious Payne and Damyiontay Allen.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, prior to the service, at the church.