Barbara Gail (McLain) Payne

Born: Wed., Nov. 14, 1956
Died: Wed., Aug. 21, 2013


11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 23, 2013
Location: Lehman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 24, 2013
Location: Missionary Baptist Church

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Barbara Gail (McLain) Payne was born November 14, 1956 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Jody and Pat (Richmond) McLain.  She departed this life August 21, 2013 at the age of 56 years.  She graduated with honors from the Chandler High School class of 1975.  Upon graduation, she enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard where she was one of the first females to serve with the 1/160th Field Artillery.  She married Jimmie W. Payne on November 19, 1976 in Chandler, Oklahoma.  They were married 37 years.  To this union one son was born, Jarod Lee Payne.  

Gail worked 22 years in the Oklahoma Military Department.  The last 7 years she served as the Deputy Court Clerk for Lincoln County.  She loved traveling, crafting, gardening and most of all spending time with her precious grandchildren.  She was a member of the Wellston Missionary Baptist Church and she taught vacation bible school every year.  She was a graduate of Faith Bible Institute of Monroe, Louisiana after a three year study.

Gail was preceded in death by her father, Jody McLain.  She is survived by her husband, Jimmie Payne, of the home; son, Jarod Payne and his wife Sarah; four grandchildren, Kailee, Jimmie Thomas, Christopher, and Caleb, all of Chandler; mother, Pat McLain; brothers Kenneth McLain and his wife Connie of Russellville, Arkansas, David McLain and his wife Debbie of Purcell, sister, Anita Stephens and husband Kevan, of Edmond.  

A funeral will be held at 10:00 A.M. at the Missionary Baptist Church in Wellston, Oklahoma with interment  following in the Wellston Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.

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Loy Taylor
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Flowers
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
My dearest condolence to the family and friends of Miss Gail. She's been missed at USPFO for many years. She taught me a lot and those lessons have also turned me into one of the old-farts at OMD! I will never forget what she brought in from Wal-Mart every morning when she came into MILPAY or when she got pulled over by the cops....for driving too slow! LOL. So many memories of her, Jimmie, Lester and NASCAR!!!! May God be with all y'all, until y'all meet again. Love always, sgtdonna

Belva Joyce Stone Hahn
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
So sorry for your loss, I went to school with Gail in 5th grade and then we moved to Choctaw. She was a good friend then and when I went to work at OMD I got reacquainted with her. I have fond memories of her. My prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. God be with you and comfort you at this time.

   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Jimmy, so sorry for your loss. Gail was such a wonderful person. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed up here at the Courthouse.
Our prayers go out to you, your son and grandchildren. God has his arms around all of you during this difficult time.

Tim McNew
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Gail was a super friend of mine while working at OMD. She was always one to create excitement in whatever you were doing with her wit and humor.
I am sorry for your loss but just remember that Gail is now with her dad in heaven where everyone will meet her again.

Dennis Pena SGM (ret)
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Jimmie: Sorry to hear about your lost, she was a wonderful person, always taking care of everybody at OMD. I hope to be able to make it there to be with the family and get to visit with you and also Kenny, but if I can't may god be with you and the family, I will keep you all in our prayers. We have lost a ONE of a KIND and there will never be another one like her. May God be watching over you. Dennis

Judy B McBath-Brown
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Jimmy & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss, I have so many fond memories of Ms B., she & I worked together in TechPay she taught me a lot about pay roll, love & life. I shared with her on Facebook how her recipe for Dump Cake is still a favorite of my boys. My prayers are with you and may God almighty continue to give you peace. God bless.

   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Jimmie and family, It deeply saddens my heart to hear of your loss. Gail was a one of a kind, 14 CT Gold. She was a good friend who helped me many times. My thoughts and prayers will be with you Jimmie at this devastating time. Psalms 121 helps console me when times like this.

God Bless your family,
Mike Hatley

Stephen E. Turner MSG (ret)
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013

I As you remember I was Gail's Supervisor for some time during my tenure at OMD. One of the times I remember when I was first employed at OMD I worked in Military Pay and Gail was down the hall as COL Robert Armstrong's (ret) secretary. Gail had specific days she would pass out office supplies to the workers. My 2nd day at OMD, I was asked by my supervisor to go see Gail and pick up some office supplies, he forgot to tell me pick up time from Gail was on Tuesdays only. Well this day just happened to be Wednesday and here I go to her office. The first time I said I was there to pick up supplies, and the last thing I said was OK. Gail filled in the middle of the conversation as to why and who sent me, and she would not get them for me. As I was going out the door ( empty handed ) she called me back in and proceeded to get my supplies, as I got them, she kinda smiled as I also did. From that point on she would let come and get supplies at any time, but no one else. We became good friends at that time, and especially at the time I became her supervisor. Many many good times after that. Gail will be missed but we all have to go to our maker and again be with each other. Gail was one of the best and she will by missed greatly. Turner

Regina Schoenecke Slaughter
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
My deepest sympathy to Gail's family at this time. I'm so saddened to learn of Gail's passing, but as I continue to think of 'good times' with her I can't help but smile. I first met Gail as a child going to Sunday School and Church together, then I was privileged to go to high school with her. Sooo many fond memories. The last time I saw her was a few years ago at our high school class reunion. She and Jimmie met my husband for the 1st time and Chris (my husband) left saying they were a 'hoot'.

Linda Fay Dickson
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
I don't know if you have heard this story about me and Gail.
When Gail was born, I was eight years old. I would walk around, hold her and love her just like a baby doll. One day I was at Jody and Pat's playing with her and I had on a pair of Pat's high heel shoes. Their floors were wood and slick. I walked around a corner and fell with her. I thought she was hurt, I was scared because I thought Jody would kill me. I don't know which one of us cried the loudest. But all was well.
I didn't need a "Barbie" doll, because I had my own living baby doll to call my own and I loved her. I will miss her and her sense of humor as well as many others will. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Hershell O'Donnell
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
Jimmie and family,
As I read the expressions of sympathy which are being shared with you and family there is a common thread of Gale's legacy. A wonderful person, one of a kind, will be sorely missed. I also remember how much fun and light Gale brought into any situation and you always knew where Gale stood. She was special and I consider it an honor that I was able to work with her and develop a friendship. Friendships at work are what we remember and cherish. May God bless you now and in the coming days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Janice Horton Neese
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
We try to comfort one another with words at this time, but we know that it is our Lord and Savior that brings ultimate comfort. I am thankful for the life that Gail had, and for the even better eternity she has. My prayers are with you all....I didn't see her often, but when I did, she always remembered me, and took the time to say hello.

Valarie Cox
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
The Payne Family

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Gail and I worked at the Court Clerk's office together and she was a wonderful Christian woman! She is greatly missed. Prayers for your family.

Curtis Lee
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
Jimmy: Your are in my thoughts and prayers. Gail was one of a kind, she always helped me out when I had a problem. She will be missed.

Cheryl Thomas
   Posted Mon August 26, 2013
I am so very for your loss. I worked with Gail at OMD. She was funny, kind and a good friend. She always let you know what she thought. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth (Libby) Farrah
   Posted Wed August 28, 2013
I am so sorry of your loss and Gail's passing. I met Gail when I was in personnel working for her father back in 1975. She was so nice but I loved her cander because she was honest. I'm sorry that I didn't know she had passed until this morning or I would have been at the funeral. I just pray for all the family and may God encourage you and strengthen you during this time. God Bless!


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