WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mr. Johnnie Lee Payton, 50, died January 17. Funeral will be 2 p.m., today, at Pine Grove A.M.E. Church. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Plum Branch, S.C. A native of Plum Branch he worked for Nasa Space Center, Maryland. Survivors are wife, Mildred Payton; son, Shanen Battle; daughters, Towanna and Ashley Payton; father, B.C. Searles; brother, Alfred Payton; sisters, Anell Early and Lazanshra Searles. Walker Funeral Home.
The Augusta Chronicle January 25, 2002