Elizabeth Diane Pinyan
1947 - 2020
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Elizabeth Diane Pinyan

Elizabeth Diane Pinyan, 73, went to be with the Lord on September 11, 2020. She was born in Lexington, N.C., on June 16, 1947, to the late John Cleo and Olive Irene Pinyan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Sue Surratt in 2005.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was not only "Granny" to her family but also to many of their friends. She was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and retired from Stanley Furniture Company.

She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Pinyan Tilley and her husband, Mark, of the home; granddaughter, Brooke Tilley of the home; granddaughter, Ashley Tilley Martin and husband, Brandon; great-grandsons, Jacob Thomas Martin and Eli Matthew Martin, of Bassett, Va.; sister, Wanda Gaudette of Bassett, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Karen Cross and husband, Steve, of Lexington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020, from 12 until 1 p.m. at the Bassett Funeral Services Chapel in Bassett, Va., where the funeral service will immediately follow visitation. Burial will be held at Roselawn Burial Park. Visitation will also be at the home of the daughter at 807 Hunting Ridge Road, Martinsville, Va.

Due to the governor's requirements for Covid-19, a face covering is required and social distancing is to be observed while visiting at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com. Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the Payne family.

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Published in Martinsville Bulletin on Sep. 15, 2020.
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September 19, 2020
She was a very special lady. Tracy, I wish I could be there with you today because I know the how hard it is losing your precious mama but I hope you know my heart is there with you and so are my prayers. I love you all.
Lisa Tilley McCormick
September 15, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with you she was a very special and dear friend to me I worked with her at downtown furniture and I came to see her from time to time I love you my friend and I miss you my prayers is with your family
Etta Sowder
September 15, 2020
Tracy, Mark, Ashley, Brandon, Brooke, & boys. Just want you all to know that we love you all and are praying for you all. Wishing I could be there to give you a big hug!! Love you!!
Kimball Dalton
September 15, 2020
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