Mrs. Barbara Anne Beck Payne, age 75 of the Coosawattee community, Ellijay, GA passed Thursday afternoon, June 28th, 2018 at the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, GA.
Mrs. Payne was born October 29th, 1942 in Greenville, SC to her late parents Russell Gardner Beck and Anna Harriett Hansen Beck. After graduating from Murrah High School in Jackson, MS, Barbara served as a flight attendant for Southern, Piedmont, and National Airlines. In August of 1964, she married Maxie Howell Payne. She later worked for Southern Airlines in the reservation department. Barbara was a member of Hope Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 50 years, Maxie Howell Payne.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Michael H. Payne of Lula, GA and Jason R. and Amy Payne of Acworth, GA; grandchildren, Jadyn, Sydney, and Presley Payne; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Cynthia Beck of Greenville, SC and Larry and Becky Beck of Jupiter, FL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Karl and Lorraine Payne of Ellijay, GA; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Memorial services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 from the Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Smedley officiating. Music will be by Ellen Ottinger. Graveside inurnment will follow in the Hope Lutheran Church Columbarium.
Family will receive friends from 10am until the service hour at 11am on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at the Hope Lutheran Church.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Lutheran Church, 3295 Old Highway 5 South, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Mrs. Payne.