of Little Rock, AR
Referee – James Adcock (Lacashire) 8 The Rotherham fans seemed very unhappy with him, with boos and ironic cheers greeting the decisions they were given, but to be honest I thought he had a really excellent game here, with great use of the advantage rule throughout – most notably for Hoilett’s goal. Only one, fully justified, card, no big. Of Little Rock, AR. May 15, 1931 - December 27, 2020. NORMAN JOE PAYNE of Little Rock, 89 Years Young, sprinted into heaven the morning of December 27, 2020 in anticipation of meeting his savior. American MainStreet Publications 611 South Congress Ave., Suite 504 Austin, Texas 78704 1-800-626-1181 www.AMP.coop www.alabamaliving.coop USPS 029-920. ISSN 1047-0311 u.
Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the 8th installments of A Stitcher's Christmas for this unforgettable year of 2020! Today's give-away is courtesy of Needle in a Haystack, where Cathe Ray has been busily producing needlework tools and accessories! This give-away includes a nice sampling of them. Welcome to Adcock Games Update #3(11/1/2017) I haven't done much with this site while I have been at university, but I will try to add games here and there. Please continue to leave requests and I will try my best!
May 15, 1931 - December 27, 2020
NORMAN JOE PAYNE of Little Rock, 89 Years Young, sprinted into heaven the morning of December 27, 2020 in anticipation of meeting his savior. Our family Patriarch, 'Papa' as he was affectionately called by his friends and family, was born on May 15th, 1931 in the Damascus, Arkansas area. At an early age the family migrated to the Lake Village area where his father and uncles taught him the fine art of 'growing and picking cotton'. Understanding that 'raising cotton' wasn't his lifelong dream dad entered the U.S. Military in the early 50's served our country during the Korean Conflict, stationed in 'Sunny Alaska'. He was a member of our country's 'Greatest Generation' and was extremely proud of his Military Service.
Not long after returning home post-Military Service to Lake Village Norman truly met the love of his life, a young 'Perryville Girl' by the name of Ina Hepp. After a brief courtship the young couple married on December 22, 1953 with last Tuesday marking their 67th year of Norm & Ina's union. Shortly after marriage Norm and Ina brought two rambunctious boys into this world and unfortunately for them Stan and Kenny's antics quickly caused dark hair to begin turning gray. Dad was a fierce St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and placing no pressure on the boys he chose to name his sons after Cardinal Hall of Famers, Stan Musial and Kenny Boyer. Needless to say the boys weren't quite up to that challenge!
The most significant event in dad's life was at an early age he dedicated his life to Christ. In the early 60's he entered into the Baptist Seminary with graduation taking place in 1963. For the next 57 years Norman blended his 'day job' of DOT Driver with his 'nighttime job' of ministering God's Word. Whether in the Pulpit, Sunday School Class, Arkansas State Prison System, Nursing Homes, and Long Term Care Facilities Dad spiritually touched and influenced thousands of lives through his ministry and preaching God's word until his recent illness.
Secondary to his Spiritual Passion was his love for his Grandchildren (7) and Great Grandchildren (5) that those two 'Heathen Sons' provided for him. For 40+ years he has been an inspiration and guiding light for this group and because of that they adored him and will miss him greatly.
Norman was predeceased by his parents Ellis & Myra Payne, 6 Brothers and 3 Sisters. He is survived by his wife of 67 Years Ina Payne, one brother Millard Payne (Lisa), two sons Stan Payne (Kathi) and Kenneth Payne (Cheril), Adopted Daughter Lori Payne (Jimmy), Grandchildren Lucas Payne (Verna), Holly Linn (Josh), Jacob Payne (Hannah), Drew Payne (Lily), Lindsay Payne, Jenna Rogers (Josh), and Jessie Estes. Great Grandchildren, Emily, Westan, Winter, Georgia, and Piper, along with dozens of adoring nieces and nephews.
A Private Family Service will be conducted on Wednesday, December 30th. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Norman's honor to Antioch Baptist Church in Little Rock.
To order a DVD copy of this video memorial, please contact our funeral home at 501-224-8300.
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Norman many years ago at Kroger. We would run into each other in the stores and around the neighborhood from time to time. He was a kind soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sad to hear the news. He was/is a special man I had the privilege to know. Always had a smile when I saw him and always made me feel welcomed. Maybe we can do the garden when we meet again! Until then enjoy the glory!
So sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for peace for you and your family. I never met your father but after reading the picture perfect eulogy I’m betting he was a prince of a man. Also I can say that he did a fine job raising the one heathen son that I know :) God bless
Stan and family,
God has blessed us by knowing the Payne family. Jake is like a son of ours. Our Prayers and hearts are with you all.
Jeff and Shelly Gatling
Dear Payne Family. I was saddened to hear of Bro. Norman passing. Of course he is rejoicing today but I know you miss him terribly. My husband was in PHC and Bro Norman always came by to see him. He was a wonderful, Christian man and I enjoyed his sermons and teaching every Tuesday he was able to be there. My prayers are with your family. 🙏❤
Kenny, your Dad was truly a great Christian man and Christian leader with unwavering faith. We know where he is and can only imagine the conversations he’s been having with Jesus, family and friends who are already there. I know this is especially tough for Lindsay and Drew, who have lost yet another Grandparent. We’re praying for God’s peace and comfort for you guys!
Mike and Sharon Spence
Always enjoyed visiting with your Dad when he worked in Customer Service. We had fun going over the the Cardinals game from the night before from the first pitch to the last out. Great memories of him. He will be missed.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry to hear of this. We wish the family all the thoughts and prayers, and may God watch over you all during your healing process.
It has been my pleasure to know Uncle Jay, He always had my back through out my life. If ever I needed him he was there. He will be missed and I hope and pray Aunt Fay, Stan , and Kenny are wrapped in Gods Love as well as the rest of Uncle Jay's Grand Children and Great Grand Children. I feel blessed to have had him in my life.
To the Payne Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during one of the single sad moments in your lifes. Glad to read that he prepared for this step in his journey.
Kenny is one of my good friends and I anticipate Norman conducted business with similar grace and class. Unfortunately, never had the opportunity to meet Norman. Maybe KP does not like me that much!
Be comforted in the fact that he is in a better place now. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER the good times as they will allow a smile in a tearful setting.
God Speed to the Family from Brad and Leanne Dunn
Norman was a good friend of my Dad, Larry Harden.
When my Dad passed in 2013, Norman gave the eulogy.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
Stan, Kenny aunt Faye I am so sorry for your loss uncle Jay will be missed so much. I can only smile when i think about the great family reunion theyre all having right now... always praying for the family..I wish i could be there youre all in my thoughts and prayers..
Mr. Payne was always smiling and had a story to tell when I run in to him. I love talking to him great man. Sorry for your families loss.
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I didn’t know Mr. Payne very long but based on all of the wonderful messages on this guestbook he was a very special man. My memory of him is every time that I saw him at PWI he was very pleasant & cordial to me as well as others.
My sincere condolences go out to you & the family.
Kenny, Your father was a great man. I had many conversations with him about my dad. He really helped me through a rough time with his words of wisdom about Jesus and forgiveness. I will miss him. I hope that knowing he is with Jesus brings your mother and you and yours comfort in this hard time. It is always easy to tell what kind of dad someone is by the character of his children. You are a living example of your daddy. Stay strong and lean on God. He will not let you down. My family is praying for yours.
The thing that impressed me the most about your dad is that you could see Christ in his eyes.
He's celebrating in Heaven today!
I met Norman (Jay to us) Payne, Ina, Kenny and Stan when I was 7 years old and we all lived in Bellflower, California. That was 53 years ago. It was then, Jay and Ina adopted me as their 'Goddaughter' and we never looked back. He has been the pillar of my life. Never once forgetting my birthday or the holidays and has always been there for anything and everything, anytime. He has been there to walk me through every step of my life, and I am very thankful and grateful for those memories. We openly and honestly have shared life's ups and downs together. He accepted my husband as one of his own for the past 43 years. I am certain God placed him in our lives for a very special reason and he taught me more about God's love and true human kindness than anyone I know. We will be forever grateful for Jay, Ina and the extended family as well. I can't even begin to imagine all the lives he has touched over his lifetime. He was one of a kind. It gives me great comfort knowing how much he loved the Lord (and me and my family) and there is no doubt he was welcomed with open arms (when he sprinted in ;) May the Lord bless us all in appreciating the wonderful man he sent our way as a special example. It would be a wonderful world if all men could be like Mr. Norman (Jay) Payne. Our prayers go out to everyone that was lucky enough to be touched by his presence. And to you Ina, the most precious Godmother in the world, I love you with all my heart ❤
Love you my brother in Christ. Jay was a small man that carried a big stick. Never saw him without his Bible and he was always willing to share with you God's words. Didn't get to see him often enough but loved him ever.
Kenny, your dad was a wonderful man. It’s obvious that he touched so many people in so many profound ways. Ministering Gods word is probably one of the most rewarding and yet difficult roles anyone can choose. His total commitment to family and faith was obvious and enthusiastic. JoBeth and I reach out with prayer to you and your family in this time of grief but but truly believe Norman is smiling down on us all. God Bless.
Truly a great man. He’s definitely in the presence of the Lord. My condolences to the whole Payne family.
We didn't not meet him, but knew of his love for Christ and other people by how his son, Stan has raised and loved his wife, Kathi, and their children. I am sure he will be missed and his memories cherished. May God comfort each of you.
He was a special Christian man. Loved visiting with him when he would visit the Seminary.
I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a very honorable person.
Knew him only a short time. I had a great deal of respect for him.
I'm saddened to hear of Norman's passing but happy to think of him with our Lord whom he loved and shared with so many. His generous heart will be remembered and missed. May God bless and comfort you all.
My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Your husband, father and grandfather ministered to residents at Good Shepherd for many years and touched so many lives there. He was well-loved, appreciated and his passing leaves a void, not only in your lives, but in the lives of many you’ve never known. He leaves a legacy of which you can be very proud. I pray for you comfort and peace.
He was truly a great man. I know how much you as a family loved him and he knew also. Our prayers are with all of you.
Very fond memories of Mr Payne , deepest sympathy for Ina and the rest of the family . Allof you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I met Norman first when I was waiting on Kenny to get himself ready to go out. Mr. was a very good man and later on Norman to work in the warehouse, Hello had not over the years, Hello was helpful and extremely courteous. Prayers to all family members, I am sure Hello be greatly by all who met him.
The wonderful gentleman left a legacy for the world to remember for years to come. God bless every one of you.
What a wonderful short story that was written so that I could feel like I know your dad (and a little of your mom) and the love of life he had. Thank you for entrusting us with your precious possession.
Renata Jenkins Byler