Sara Beatrice “Bea” Clinkscales Payne, 72, of Iva, beloved wife of the late George Wallace Payne, Sr. , passed away Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Hospice of the Upstate in Anderson.
Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Ray Clinkscales and Sara Louise McCrider Holmes.
Bea attended Crescent High School and was a CNA for several years at Ellenburg Nursing Center. However, she would become best known as “Miss Bea”, for over 30 years, to countless children that she provided childcare for in her home.
Bea was an exceptional cook and homemaker! She was always trying new recipes and gathering hundreds of others, even when she knew that she would never make them! No other title did she hold more dearly than that of Momma and Nanny.
Bea was a long-time faithful member and dedicated worker, serving in various capacities, at Iva Pentecostal Holiness Church. For the last few years, she attended Iva First Assembly of God.
Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Mike Payne (Penny); Chad Payne (Julie); grandchildren, Ashley Price (Kevin), Nick Payne, Allie Payne (Cody Wiles), Eric Payne, Bella, Breydan and Jackson Payne; great-grandchildren, Kenzie and Aubrie Price, and Hunter and Alaina Payne; sister, Judy Alexander; and special cousin, EllaRee Hill.
In addition to her parents and husband, Bea was preceded in death by a son, Wally Payne.
The Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at the Iva First Assembly of God officiated by the Reverend Charlie Howell. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd, Anderson, SC 29621.
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