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Anthony Ricardio Payne

Funeral services were held January 11, 2014, at Green Grove MB Church for Mr. Anthony Ricardio (Ricky) Payne, age 53, who died January 2 in Virigina. Rev. Antoine Oatis officiated with interment following in the church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Anthony Payne to Calvin Haynes Payne and Lorena Payne. He was the third child of four children. He attended school in Long Beach, California. He later moved to Mississippi where he attended Prentiss High School. After graduating, he joined the United States Marine Corps and later U.S. National Guard.

He later married Evelyn Faye Hartzog and to this union, two children were born. He was a member of Green Grove MB Church.

Mr. Payne enjoyed coaching peewee football team for many years and he also enjoyed driving 18-wheelers. His peewee football teacher called him “Mack 10.”

He is survived by wife, Evelyn Payne; two children, Tenekia Payne and Anthony Payne, Jr.; stepson, James L. Hartzog; parents, Calvin and Lorena Payne; two sisters, Debra Washington and Lisa Collins; one brother, Calvin Payne, Jr.; two aunts, Lucille Thompson and Frances; two sisters-in-law, Annie Walker and Angela (Kelvin) Williams; five brothers-in-law, Johnny (Carolyn) Hartzog, Nathaniel Hartzog, Woodrow (Patricia) Hartzog, Lonnie Hartzog, David (Patricia) Hartzog and many other relatives and friends.