Joyce Francis Payne, 78, of Louisville, KY, passed away on December 1, 2018. She enjoyed singing with Joyce O'Neil and the Soundwaves and some of the all time greats, George Jones, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette. Joyce also recorded three singles in Nashville, TN. In her later years she enjoyed entertaining at local VFW posts and being with her friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Payne; parents, Reedie and Viola Hicks; brothers, Junior Hicks and Roy Hicks; sisters, Barbara Hall and Doris Craft and great-granddaughter, Harper Sue Gamble.
Joyce is survived by her sons, Mike (Sue) Gamble and Tony Abrams; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Billy (Gloria) Hicks and sisters, Ruth Green, Deborah Walters, Brenda (Juan) Hicks Rivera and Karen (Thomas) Hicks Swift.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, Southwest Louisville Chapel, 10304 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY, from 12pm-6pm. A celebration of Joyce's life will be Monday, December 10, 2018, beginning at 11am at the chapel of the funeral home.
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