Dear Friends:

Dr. Gloria Payne, Professor Emeritus of Davis & Elkins College, passed away on Saturday, October 10. Dr. Payne was a beloved member of the college family for over 72 years, serving as Chair of the Business Administration and Economics Department; and, mentoring generations of students.

Due to the coronavirus, a private funeral service will be held for the family on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 1:00 pm.  The service will be live-streamed so all may join in celebrating the life of Dr. Payne. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Austen Moore Scholarship Fund, 301 Davis Street, Elkins, WV, 26241 or Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241 in memory of Dr. Payne. (Obituary and additional information.)

Please keep Dr. Payne’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to Debbie Fragale at 9970 Ford Valley Lane, Zionsville, IN, 46077-8349.

President's Signature


Chris A. Wood
Davis & Elkins College