Barbara Grimsley Payne

Barbara Grimsley Payne

Age 81, Shenandoah, Va.

Barbara Grimsley Payne, 81, of Shenandoah, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Journey’s Crossing Assisted Living in Elkton.

Mrs. Payne was born January 29, 1941, in Shenandoah, Va. and was the daughter of the late Floyd “Porky” and Reba Lam Grimsley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Grimsley; two sisters, Marie Comer and Mildred Latimer, and a nephew, Bobby Comer.

On May 1, 1993, she married James Franklin Payne who also preceded her in death on October 8, 2022.

Barbara was a 1959 graduate of Shenandoah High School. She retired from Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she was a clerk for over 30 years.

She is survived by a niece, Susie Comer, great-nieces, Denise Cave, Vanessa Foreman; and three step-children, Paula Burton, John Payne and Jimmy Payne.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Shenandoah Assembly of God, with Pastor Carter Dean officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Rescue Squad.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Va.

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