Betty Kimbrell Payne, age 83, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022.
Born on December 11, 1938, in Demorest, she was a daughter of the late Tommy Kimbrell and Bonnie Pitts Kimbrell. Mrs. Payne was of the Baptist faith and a faithful member of Currahee Baptist Church. She loved flowers and also enjoyed cooking for everyone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson H. Payne; brothers: Lloyd, Joe, Ralph, Howard, Wilkie, and Edward Kimbrell; and grandson, Joshua Carroll.
She is survived by daughters, Melinda Corona of Commerce and Patricia Lewallen of Toccoa; son, Quinton Lewallen and fiancé, Brandi of Toccoa; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; brothers, J.C. Kimbrell and Efford Kimbrell, both of Demorest; sister, Katherine Rider of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 2 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Beasley, Rev. Truitt Phillips, and Rev. David Ledford officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 and Wednesday from 12 noon until the service hour.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706/778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.