*The memorial service for Elbert Glynn Payne has been postponed due to health and safety concerns posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus). The services had been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The service will be rescheduled at a later date.
Elbert Glynn Payne, 69, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday evening, July 19, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by a family that loved him dearly and unconditionally.
Born September 2, 1950 in Screven, he was a son of the late Harry and Mary Lee Dean Payne. He lived all of his life in Pierce County and was a graduate of Patterson High School. He was retired as a lead operator with Rayonier Advanced Materials in Jesup.
Following retirement, he enjoyed being a sports car enthusiast. He especially loved his 2009 Mustang Saleen. He was a devoted husband, loving father and an absolutely adored Papa. Above everything, he absolutely cherished being a loving, full-time Papa to his grandchildren. He will always be the most committed fan to the Pierce County Bears Recreation and travel baseball teams from 2009-2015 where he never missed a game no matter what time or where it was played.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Waycross.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nikki Payne and a sister, Harriett Payne.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Sherlyn Walker Payne, Blackshear; three children, Lisa Lee (husband Cameron), Mershon, Brantley Crews (wife Jessica), Waycross, and Rein Hall (husband, the Rev. Mitch), Blackshear; six grandchildren, Logan Lee, Blackshear, Morgan Lee, Mershon, Lauren Lee (fiancé Grant Gilliard), Alma, Christopher Riggins, Blackshear, Bryce Crews, Patterson and Easton Hall, Blackshear; three great-grandchildren, Ava Bryson and Hayger Bryson, both of Mershon and Kash Gilliard, Alma; two brothers, Donald Payne (wife Carol) and Harold Payne (wife Debbie), both of Blackshear; his two faithful companions, Stryker and Levi and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints in Waycross.
Social distancing will be enforced and all in attendance at the service will be required to wear masks inside the church.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.