Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA


Joanne Self Paugh-Payne

22 February , 19441 September , 2019

Joanne Self Paugh-Payne, 75, of Madison Heights and formerly of Roanoke went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Fairmont Crossing in Amherst. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 40 years, Richard Paugh; parents, William and Juanita Hite Self; and stepmother, Audrey Self. Surviving to cherish her memory are her husband, Dorland Payne; sister, Jennifer Chaney (David Thurston); brother-in-law, Bill Paugh (Anne); close relatives, Chuck Denison, Janet Chaney, Jeffrey Chaney; longtime friends, Barbara Williams, Anna Pack, and a host of others from Hidden Valley Middle School. She was retired from Roanoke County Schools and continued as a substitute teacher until the onset of her illness. Her passions included teaching, rescuing animals, spending time at Philpott Lake; and shopping for clothes, jewelry, and gifts for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the North Carolina Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the SPCA. A memorial service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Covenant Community Church in Salem with Pastor Scott Hudson officiating. Inurnment will follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittenmonelison.com. Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA, is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.


  • William Thomas Self, Father (deceased)
  • Juanita Hight Self, Mother (deceased)
  • Dorland Payne, Husband
  • Jennifer Chaney, Sister
  • David Thurston, Brother-in-law
  • Bill Paugh, Brother-in-law
  • Joanne is also survived by other close relatives including: Chuck Denison, Janet Chaney, Jeffrey Chaney; longtime friends, Barbara Williams, Anna Pack; and a host of others from Hidden Valley Middle School.

  • North Carolina Shriner's Children's Hospital
  • SPCA


  • Memorial Service Saturday, 14 September , 2019


Joanne Self Paugh-Payne

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Gayle Minter Stratton

6 September 2019

Joanne shared her warmth and humor not only with her students but also with her co-workers.
I was fortunate to work with such a fine person and call her my friend Mrs Puff.

Sally Winter

6 September 2019

You will be missed by many, old friend. Being with you was always so much fun. I pray that you had happiness in your final years. Until we meet again...


6 September 2019

I was saddened to learn of Joanne's death. She was a first class teacher and lady. I know she will be missed by many. I am glad that her suffering is finally over. Joanne always seemed to love the quotes that ended every faculty meeting, so this is about and for you Joanne...

"During your life, everything you do and everyone you meet rubs off in some way. Some bit of everything you experience stays with everyone you've ever known, and nothing is lost. That's what is eternal, these little specks of experience in a great, enormous river that has no end." Harriet Doer

Thanks for allowing me to be part of your journey.

Jean Wheeling

6 September 2019

Joanne was a special woman. She was dedicated to her students and her colleagues. What an asset she was to Hidden Valley Middle School. I admired the care she gave to the well-being to all aspects of the teaching profession. I was honored to work with Joanne. My thoughts are with her family. Jean Wheeling

Ruth Dillon

4 September 2019

Joanne I loved you as friend so much. I would always get a kick out of you when we go shopping for things for the church. You would say don't you let them know that I'm buying you would say. It's a secret for me and you. You are such a classy lady Joanne and you dressed the teas your mother always say when you're done with that Joann I'd would want that. I will miss you so much the fun times we used have. , rest in peace my dear friend. It is Bob West used to say you were ready