James William Payne Jr., 47, of Dermott, died Thursday, March 1, 2018. Mr. Payne was a 1989 graduate of Dermott High School. He was also a member of Brown Temple No. 2 Church in Portland.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dorothy Carolina, Elizabeth McCoy and L.P. Bethane.
Survivors include 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; a grandfather, James Payne I, of Illinois; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 10, at Brown Temple No. 2 Church with the Rev. Walter Witherspoon Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Boydell.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Jamal Bethane, Eddie Madden, Charlie Bynum, Leotis Bell, Raymond McCoy and Jessie Turner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Arnold White II, Warren Lowe, Anterio Matthews, Xavier Hall, Quindarious Payne and Damyiontay Allen. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.
Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.