The Transylvania Times -

Juanita Beasley Payne


June 6, 2019

Juanita Beasley Payne, 95, of Robbinsville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday June 4, 2019.

A native of Jackson County, she lived in several states and in six different counties of North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Guffey Beasley, and the wife of the late Rev. R. Earl Payne, who died Jan. 7, 1996.

She attended Western Carolina University and was a graduate of South Western Seminary in religious education, and childhood education in Fort Worth, Texas.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Lynn; husband, Russel W. Moody, of Robbinsville; son, Robert Allen Payne, of Minneapolis, Minn .; two grandchildren, Victoria Lynn Moody and Koda Wayne Moody; sister, Amy Hoyle, of Sylva; and many nieces and nephews.

She was very active in all facets of the church for many years. She was a substitute teacher in Transylvania and Buncombe county schools and she also worked at Young Generations in Hendersonville for 13 years while living in Brevard.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019, in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services, with Rev. Charles Dean officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 5 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Committal services will be private.

Appalachian Funeral Services, 165 Skyland Dr. in Sylva, cared for the family.


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