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Police Chaplain Ray Payne Promoted to Heaven – End of Watch: Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2, 2012 10 comments

It is with sadness that we pass on this message from Ray’s family…

“We just want to let our friends know that Ray Payne, husband of Barb and dad of Beth Williams, Ginny Dow, Deb Payne Ritz and Judith Payne Crotts, died this morning at about 11:30. Thank you for your prayers these past days. We are grieving but thankful that he is at peace.” – Judith Payne Crotts

“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:54–58

Funeral Details:

  • Viewing: Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, Schroon Lake, NY, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2pm – 4pm and later at 6pm to 9pm.
  • Funeral Service: Word of Life Conference Center, reception following, Schroon Lake, NY, 1pm Thursday, September 6, 2012
  • Burial: Severance Cemetery, Schroon Lake, NY

Update on Ray Payne #6

September 1, 2012 1 comment

Ray and Barb Payne – Whittier, Alaska – Summer 2010

Update from Judith Payne Crotts – August 31, 2012 – 4:01 PM EDT:

“Dad’s moving to the oncology ward in a little bit. He’s sleeping a lot right now, kind of confused when awake from all the pain meds. Kidneys still aren’t up and running. Thx for the prayers – it’s hard for us to see him like this!”

Update from Ginny Dow – August 30, 2012 – 7:50 PM EDT:

“Things are pretty complicated. His kidneys are still not functioning. Every time they do dialysis, they flush the meds out of his system, leaving him in excruciating pain. They did some more xrays today to see if there is another origin for the pain. On top of everything else, he now has severe gout in his wrist. We so appreciate the prayers. He is holding us in His arms.”

Update from Ginny Dow – August 28, 2012 – 4:00 AM EDT:

“I just finished giving Dad a cup of orange jello. Seems small, but this is such a huge step to us. He asked for it: “Jello,” and then with every bite, he whispered (alternately), “Tastes good” and “yes, please.” The epitome of politeness. Then when I reminded him of who I am and where he is, he asked: “is it really you, Ginny?” I said yes. He whispered (very haltingly), “Why aren’t you in school?”

I think he’s coming back! : ) We came prepared for the worst, as most of you know. We were told that he was dying. We brought funeral clothes. We all feel so incredibly blessed to have more time with this wonderful man who means so much to so many people.”

Update from Deb Payne Ritz – August 27, 2012 – 6:00 PM EDT:

“Dad seems better this evening, he is now off the respirator and breathing on his own! He is squeezing our hand when we talk to him, and nods or shakes his head when asked questions…on his third dialysis now & we are hoping his kidneys start responding soon. It’s just day to day now as we watch for small improvements. Thank u for continued prayers and words of encouragement.”

Update from Judith Payne Crotts – August 26, 2012 – 10:00 AM EDT:

“Thanks to all for praying. My dad came through the night. He’s still critical, but seems to be able to hear us and is occasionally responsive by squeezing a hand (which is so precious to us right now.)”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 26, 2012  at 12:00 PM EDT:

“Ray is showing very small, incremental improvements. Please continue to pray as he remains critical in ICU at Glen Falls Hospital.”

Update from Ginny Dow – August 25, 2012 – 10:59 AM EDT:

“Dad is still hanging in there . . . starting a second dialysis treatment this am. Fighting the infections with strong meds. Thanks for the prayer . . .”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 24, 2012  at 11:05 AM EDT:

“The doctors have called the family to come so we are headed to NY. We will let you know as more info is available. He is in the Father’s hands.”

Update from Mark Dow – August 23, 2012 – 11:11 PM EDT:

“Please pray and pass this on to prayer warriors that you know! Ginny’s father (Ray Payne) is diabetic and recently diagnosed with multiple myaloma and is in his first course of chemo. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance today for possible dehydration and extreme pain. He is now possibly with meningitis, he is unresponsive and his kidneys have shut down. He has faithfully served the Lord Jesus for about 50 years as a Pastor and a Police Chaplain and now needs us to intercede for him.

Posted by:   Jack Caron, Web Administrator – Only One Son

Ray Payne Showing Signs of Improvement – Update #5

August 28, 2012 1 comment

Update from Ginny Dow – August 28, 2012 – 4:00 AM EDT:

“I just finished giving Dad a cup of orange jello. Seems small, but this is such a huge step to us. He asked for it: “Jello,” and then with every bite, he whispered (alternately), “Tastes good” and “yes, please.” The epitome of politeness. Then when I reminded him of who I am and where he is, he asked: “is it really you, Ginny?” I said yes. He whispered (very haltingly), “Why aren’t you in school?”

I think he’s coming back! : ) We came prepared for the worst, as most of you know. We were told that he was dying. We brought funeral clothes. We all feel so incredibly blessed to have more time with this wonderful man who means so much to so many people.”

Update from Deb Payne Ritz – August 27, 2012 – 6:00 PM EDT:

“Dad seems better this evening, he is now off the respirator and breathing on his own! He is squeezing our hand when we talk to him, and nods or shakes his head when asked questions…on his third dialysis now & we are hoping his kidneys start responding soon. It’s just day to day now as we watch for small improvements. Thank u for continued prayers and words of encouragement.”

Update from Judith Payne Crotts – August 26, 2012 – 10:00 AM EDT:

“Thanks to all for praying. My dad came through the night. He’s still critical, but seems to be able to hear us and is occasionally responsive by squeezing a hand (which is so precious to us right now.)”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 26, 2012  at 12:00 PM EDT:

“Ray is showing very small, incremental improvements. Please continue to pray as he remains critical in ICU at Glen Falls Hospital.”

Update from Ginny Dow – August 25, 2012 – 10:59 AM EDT:

“Dad is still hanging in there . . . starting a second dialysis treatment this am. Fighting the infections with strong meds. Thanks for the prayer . . .”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 24, 2012  at 11:05 AM EDT:

“The doctors have called the family to come so we are headed to NY. We will let you know as more info is available. He is in the Father’s hands.”

Update from Mark Dow – August 23, 2012 – 11:11 PM EDT:

“Please pray and pass this on to prayer warriors that you know! Ginny’s father (Ray Payne) is diabetic and recently diagnosed with multiple myaloma and is in his first course of chemo. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance today for possible dehydration and extreme pain. He is now possibly with meningitis, he is unresponsive and his kidneys have shut down. He has faithfully served the Lord Jesus for about 50 years as a Pastor and a Police Chaplain and now needs us to intercede for him.

Posted by:   Jack Caron, Web Administrator – Only One Son

Update on Ray Payne – #4

August 26, 2012 Leave a comment

This came in from Ray and Barb’s family through Facebook.   Jack Caron, Web Administrator – Only One Son

Update from Judith Payne Crotts – August 26, 2012 – 10:00 AM EDT

“Thanks to all for praying. My dad came through the night. He’s still critical, but seems to be able to hear us and is occasionally responsive by squeezing a hand (which is so precious to us right now.)”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 26, 2012  at 12:00 PM EDT

“Ray is showing very small, incremental improvements. Please continue to pray as he remains critical in ICU at Glen Falls Hospital.”

Update from Ginny Dow – August 25, 2012 – 10:59 AM EDT

“Dad is still hanging in there . . . starting a second dialysis treatment this am. Fighting the infections with strong meds. Thanks for the prayer . . .”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 24, 2012  at 11:05 AM EDT

“The doctors have called the family to come so we are headed to NY. We will let you know as more info is available. He is in the Father’s hands.”

Update from Mark Dow – August 23, 2012 – 11:11 PM EDT

“Please pray and pass this on to prayer warriors that you know! Ginny’s father (Ray Payne) is diabetic and recently diagnosed with multiple myaloma and is in his first course of chemo. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance today for possible dehydration and extreme pain. He is now possibly with meningitis, he is unresponsive and his kidneys have shut down. He has faithfully served the Lord Jesus for about 50 years as a Pastor and a Police Chaplain and now needs us to intercede for him.

Urgent Prayer for Police Chaplain Ray Payne – Update #3

August 25, 2012 4 comments

This came in from Ray and Barb’s family through Facebook.   Jack Caron, Web Administrator – Only One Son

Update from Ginny Dow – August 25, 2012 – 10:59 AM EDT

“Dad is still hanging in there . . . starting a second dialysis treatment this am. Fighting the infections with strong meds. Thanks for the prayer . . .”

Update from Mark Dow  – August 24, 2012  at 11:05 AM EDT

“The doctors have called the family to come so we are headed to NY. We will let you know as more info is available. He is in the Father’s hands.”

Update from Mark Dow – August 23, 2012 – 11:11 PM EDT

“Please pray and pass this on to prayer warriors that you know! Ginny’s father (Ray Payne) is diabetic and recently diagnosed with multiple myaloma and is in his first course of chemo. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance today for possible dehydration and extreme pain. He is now possibly with meningitis, he is unresponsive and his kidneys have shut down. He has faithfully served the Lord Jesus for about 50 years as a Pastor and a Police Chaplain and now needs us to intercede for him.

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