Bobbie Jean Payne Merck

Bobbie Jean Payne Merck, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023 at her home.

Born March 1, 1935 in Franklin County, GA, she was the daughter of the late D. W. and Sarah Gunnells Payne.

She was the founder of Great Love Ministries.  Bobbie Jean was a member of Christ Fellowship.

Family members include her sons, Dan Merck and John Merck.

The family will host a Service to Celebrate Her Life at two o’clock Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Christ Fellowship.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers and sign the online guestbook at

Whitlock Mortuary, Funerals and Cremations is honored to be serving the family of Bobbie Jean Payne Merck.