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Pastor Joseph B. Payne, 64, Adair Co., KY (1951-2016)

He was a major figure and a beloved citizen of Adair County, KY, in the public life of Adair County for most of his adult life. He was Pastor of Eunice Church of God, a U.S. Army Veteran, founder and director of the Agape House, a member of the Adair Drug Court, a board member of the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, board member of the Homeplace on Green River, and had served a term on the Adair County School Board and served on numerous other boards and committees. He was a member of a stalwart Christian family, brimming with talent, faith, and friendship. He was the son of the late William & Christine Williams Payne. His wife Marjorie Barnett Payne, survives. He leaves four direct living descendants to carry on his legacy.
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Pastor Joseph B. Payne, 64, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:52amCT, at his home.

Funeral service, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10amCT, at Eunice Church of God, 12515 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. 12515 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, with full military honors presented by V.F.W. Post 6097. Visitation will be 2pm-8pmCT, Tuesday, February 23, 2016, and 6am-7:30amCT, Wednesday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, and after 8amCT, Wednesday at the church.


Pastor Joseph B. Payne, 64, Adair Co., KY (1951-2016)


He was born Monday, March 12, 1951, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late William and Christine Williams Payne. He died Wednesday, February 18, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 64 years, 11 months, and 6 days.

He was Pastor of Eunice Church of God, a U.S. Army Veteran, founder and director of the Agape House, a member of the Adair Drug Court, a board member of the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, board member of the Homeplace on Green River, served a term on the Adair County School Board and served on numerous other boards and committees.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Barnett Payne of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Three sons: Jacob Payne of Cincinnati, Ohio; Joshua Bruce Payne of Saudi Arabia; and Joseph Thomas Payne of Atlanta, GA

  • Nine brothers: Billy Ray (Beverly) Payne of Columbia, KY; James Arthur (Ernestine) Payne of Delaware; Richard (Cheryl) Payne of Michigan; Henry (Janet) Payne of Danville, KY; Larry (Reggie) Payne of Virginia; C.R. (Teresa) Payne of Danville, KY; George Michael (Joann) Payne of Columbia, KY; David (Sharon) Payne of Danville, KY; and Timmy (Yuvondra) Payne of Bardstown, KY

  • Five sisters: Mary Lee Hendrickson of Columbia, KY; Carolyn (Bobby) Cox of Elizabethtown, KY; and Sharon, Phyllis & Sheila Payne all of Columbia, KY

  • One grandchild: Genesis Payne

  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Pastor Joseph B. Payne

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.



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