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“TO MY SISTER, MY BEST FRIEND,MY ADVISER,AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN MY LIFE AND HEART YOU WERE THERE FOR ME SINCE THE DAY I WAS BORN, WHEN YOU...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Cleata Payne Wilson - candler, NC

“Mrs. Payne and family, Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed singing in the choir with Barbara and years past in GA's at Ridgeway. She will truly be missed...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Les and Sheila Shope King - NC

“Mrs. Payne and family, Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed singing in the choir with Barbara and years past in GA's at Ridgeway. She will truly be missed...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Les and Sheila Shope King - NC

“Mrs. Payne and family, Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed singing in the choir with Barbara and years past in GA's at Ridgeway. She will truly be missed...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Les and Sheila Shope King - NC

“Dear Ms. Payne and family, I remember Barbara as Uncle Walter's wife. She was a friendly, warm and caring person. Although I did not see her much...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Anglin - Asheville, NC

“Will always remember Barbara Anne and her sweet smile and wonderful personality. I remember all she did growing up for the GA's and BYW at Ridgeway. ...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Carolyn Shope Stamey - Candler

“We were so sorry to hear that Barbara had passed away. We wlll always remember that beautiful smile that she had. She was a beautiful person inside...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Ronnie & Brenda Robinson - NC

“Barbara will always hold a special place in my heart. She is in all of my fondest memories of our childhood at Hillcrest School and Ridgeway Baptist...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Lynda Goodson Dunaway - Rome, GA

“We will miss her. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Joe & Robbie Jo Mullinax - SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all. Nina ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Nina Rice - Asheville, NC

“I am sorry to hear about Barbara Ann.I wish I could attend her service. She will be missed so much. I bet she is singing with Carolyn right now.Love...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Gary Welch - Candler, NC

“I am so sorry to hear about Barbara but please try to find comfort in knowing that she is with our heavenly Father and is no longer in pain. I will...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Pat Sweitzer - Colquitt, GA

“I remember Aunt Bobbie smiling in the face of adversary. She was always a strong woman of good character and she tried to instil these...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Nathaniel & Valerie Kearns - MI

“Lucille, I am so sorry to hear about Barbara. She was a precious person and she will be missed. May you find comfort in the Lord in your Loss. ...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Melita Burnette - Candler, NC

“Dearest Lucille and family, I am so sorry about Bobbi, she sure fought a battle. May God bless you and keep you in his loving arms during this time...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Reed Martin - Candler, NC

“Ms. Payne and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and the days to come. Barbara was such a sweet person. I...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Fowler - Canton, NC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara's family at this very difficult time. I can remember visiting her and Walter on the weekends and her...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Keita Bradford - Athens, GA


Barbara Payne Hipps, age 69, died on Friday, March 25, 2011, at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center. A native of Haywood County she was the daughter of Lucille Lovin Payne and the late J. B. Payne, who died in 1984. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Walter H. Hipps, Jr., who died in 2003 and a sister, Carolyn Payne, who died in 2008. Barbara was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church where she was active in the church choir. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, Ralph Lee Payne and his wife, Irene, and Wallace Dale Payne; a sister, Cleata Payne Wilson and her husband, Dennis, all of Candler; six nieces and nephews; nine great nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011, at Ridgeway Baptist Church with the Reverend Jack W. Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Wells Funeral Home in Canton. At other times, the family will be at the residence of Lucille Payne.

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