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James 'Tiny' 'Jim' Paynter

BESSEMER, Mich. - James M. "Tiny" Paynter, 73, of Bessemer, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in Wakefield.

The family invites you to a celebration of his life on what would have been his 74th birthday, Friday, Oct. 6. The party will be held in the Kastman Hall at Sharon Lutheran Church, 100 E. Sellar St., in Bessemer, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Luncheon will be served.

Wear your favorite Green Bay Packers or Detroit Red Wings gear or a flannel shirt, don a Kromer or baseball cap and join us in celebrating the man who had a wonderful smile, booming voice, infectious laugh and some serious fly-fishing abilities. In true Tiny fashion, this will be a time of love and laughter.

Cremation has taken place and interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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