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James Payton

December 24, 1940 — August 5, 2016

James Donald Payton, age 74, passed away in Henderson, Nevada on August 5, 2016.  He was born on December 24, 1940 in Heber Springs, Arkansas to Josephine and Jesse Payton.  He married Lucy Bradley on July 6, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1974, James and Lucy moved from California to Henderson, Nevada.

James is survived by his wife Lucy; three step sons Rick, Robert, and Manuel Cordoza; a twin brother Jesse R. Payton; a sister Janie (Terry) Tibbs; many grandchildren, many great grandchildren and a large extended family.

Celebration of life will be held on October 6, 2016 at The Echelon 4330 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89121 and James will be cremated buried at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.  Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at

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