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Community Thanksgiving lunch planned in memory of Rev. Joe Payne

By Pamela Hoots, Adair Progress staff writer

Joe Payne was a fixture in the Adair County community. He was pastor of the Eunice Church of God, member of the Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Adair County Substance Abuse Coalition, former member of the Lake Cumberland Area Development District, and a founding member of the Agape House in Columbia. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

“We would like to recognize his work in the community and to honor his service,” said Reverend Billy Payne who is his oldest brother and who works with J.O.Y. Ministries in Columbia.

As a result an initial organizational meeting was held to begin planning for this lunch, which is set for Saturday, November 18 at noon at The Wheat Fellowship Hall of the Columbia First Church of the Nazarene.

The committee is urging those that would like to participate and help with the project to contact Reverend Billy Payne, Billy Wheat, Bobby Bowe, Linda Waggener or Pam Hoots. The committee plans on an executive committee with an advisory board for the project.

“We are wanting to generate feedback and suggestions,” said Reverend Payne. They hope that individuals will respond with ideas and information on how to proceed. The committee will meet again in a couple of weeks to finalize the date and initial plans for the luncheon. “We want the dinner to be a celebration of Thanksgiving,” he concluded.

This story was posted on 2017-08-14 19:27:57
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