Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, January 5, 2013, prior to service time at RoseHill M.B. Church in Gunnison with Rev. Phillip Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Morning Star Cemetery in Gunnison.
Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Payne and Jeannette Payne, both of Gunnison; a son, Jimmie (LaWanda) Payne of Huntsville, Ala.; sister, Odessa (Percy) Jackson-Owens of Gunnison; four brothers, Ira Payne, Eddie (Carrie) Payne and Morton Ross, all of Gunnison, and Peter (Liz) Ross of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, Lynnette (Melvin) Payne of Rosedale, MarQuita and Teresa Payne, both of Gunnison, Kenya and Larae Payne of Huntsville, Ala., Stevie Payne Sr. of Beulah, Princeton Sr. and Carl Payne, both of Gunnison, Marcus Payne of Horn Lake, James Payne of Gunnison and Sarah Peters of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a special niece, JoAnn Payne of Clarksdale; a special nephew, James Payne of Gunnison; a close friend, Carrie Mason; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, Kelsie Marie Banks; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.