Herman Charles "H.C." Payne JR., 69, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a brief illness Saturday, January 7, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved spending time with his great grands, loved his church family and prayed always to God. He had many friends, some very special to him, he was good to so many and helped anyway he could. He was born to Herman and Guinn Payne in Pontotoc, MS on January 28, 1947. Services will be Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2PM at Cedar Grove Church. Bro. Danny Robbins will officiate. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. He leaves behind his true love and wife-Peggy Payne; two sons-Kevin Payne(Tina) of Fulton and Brad Payne of Hernando; one daughter-Lisa Payne Jolly of Sherman; six grandchildren-Mason, Kory, Russ, Chase, Anna Reynolds(Zac) and Macy; seven great grandchildren-Mya, Harper, Kelsey, Preslee, Bailey, Lyric and Channing; one brother-David Higgins(Lisa); one sister-Charlotte Scruggs; two sisters in law-Maggie Tackitt and Lynda Vail(Bobby); one brother in law-Bobby Walker; numerous nephews and nieces whom he loved so much. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Regina Higgins. Pallbearers are Joe and Cecil Payne, Kory and Russ Payne, Chase Patterson, David, Tyler and Justin Higgins and Randy Cruise. Honorary Pallbearers are Bobby Walker, Bobby Vail, Gary Malone, Melvin Holcomb, Joel Spellin, Reggie Jolly and Bobby Cockrell. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 10, from 5-7PM and Wednesday, January 11, 1PM until service time, all at Cedar Grove Church on Veterans Blvd in Tupelo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedar Grove Church, 2610 N. Veterans Blvd, Tupelo, MS 38801 or charity of choice.
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