James William Payne, Jr., 47, of Dermott, died Thursday, 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 he attended the C.B. King School in Arkansas City. He was also a member of Brown Temple #2 Church in Portland.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy Carolina, Elizabeth McCoy and L.P. Bethune.
He is survived by his parents, James Sr. & Linda Bethune 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 Bethune of Houston, Texas; his grandfather, James Payne, I, of Illinois and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Brown Temple #2 Church with Rev. Walter Witherspoon, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Boydell. Pallbearers are Jamaal Bethune, Eddie Madden, Charlie Bynum, Leotis Bell, Raymond McCoy and Jessie Turner. Honorary pallbearers are Arnold White II, Warren Lowe, Anterio Matthews, Xavier Hall, Quindarius Payne and Damyiontay Allen.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., Saturday at the church.