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The Kennedy Mortuary
Tuesday November 23rd, 2021
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Westview Memorial Park
Wednesday November 24th, 2021

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Glenda Armstrong Payne

Glenda Ann Armstrong Payne


Glenda Ann Armstrong Payne, age 79, of Clemson Street, Laurens, and widow of Charles R. Payne, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, at Laurens County Hospital.

Born October 31, 1942 in DeKalb County, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Troy Lee and Hannah Kathleen Ashley Armstrong. She retired from Laurens County Hospital where she worked in cardiac and respiratory care, and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Laurens. She attended Erlanger School of Nursing, now known as the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. She loved gardening, canning, crafts, and most of all her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth A. Payne Corley (Kent), of Laurens; three sons, Michael C. Payne (Anne), of Fountain Inn, Mark A. Payne (Angela) of Hickory Tavern, and Jonathan (John) R. Payne (Eric) of Columbia, South Carolina; sister-in-law Carol Hammond (Kenneth) of Valley Head, AL, and brother-in-law Donald Payne (Carolyn) of Gaylesville, AL; and 12 grandchildren and their spouses, 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her husband of 52 years and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Billy J. Armstrong, and grandson, Michael Charles Payne, II. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Westview Memorial Park, Laurens, conducted by the Reverends Greg Hellams, Michael Payne and Steven Payne. A visitation will be held from 6:00PM – 8:00PM on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at The Kennedy Mortuary.

The family will be at her home, 203 Clemson Street, Laurens.

Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, PO Box 516, Laurens, SC 29360.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the dedicated staff of Martha Franks Rehabilitation Center, and the staff at the Laurens County Hospital.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com

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Liz, your mother was a beautiful lady. I know you'll miss her. I'll be praying for you and your family in the coming weeks. Let Thanksgivings in the future remember the good memories. God bless.

Margaret M Chandler Nov 28 2021 9:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Payne

Margaret M Chandler Nov 28 2021 9:04 AM

Our deepest sympathies to you all

Richard and Marnie Ridlehoover Nov 24 2021 4:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Payne

Tony Lollis Nov 24 2021 10:01 AM

Dear Liz and Family, So sorry to hear about your mother. Praying that God will comfort you today and the days ahead.

Charles and Sue Gann Nov 24 2021 9:35 AM

Sorry to hear about your mom she was a sweet person

Denita Huey Nov 24 2021 6:10 AM

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Denita Huey Nov 24 2021 6:10 AM

You are in my thoughts and prayers

Julie Pearson Nov 23 2021 9:42 PM

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Scarlett Maze Nov 23 2021 7:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Glenda Payne

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