Andy Payne

Andy Payne

Silas Andrew “Andy” Payne, Jr., age 77 of Gretna died Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. 

Born January 12, 1944 in Pittsylvania County, he was a son of the late Silas Andrew Payne, Sr. and Erma Burnett Payne. Mr. Payne was of the Primitive Baptist faith and he was a guard with Camp 15 for 28 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Gibson Payne of the residence; two sons, Todd Payne of Chatham, and Bryan Payne of South Carolina; one step-son, Kyle Shelton and wife, Deana of Chatham; one step-daughter, Marlene Sowers and husband, Roy of Danville; sister-in-law, Bonnie Payne of Chatham; three grandchildren, Drew Payne and wife, Norah of Chatham, Blair Payne and fiancée, Chandler Edwards of Chatham, and Colby Payne of Chatham; four step-grandchildren, Lauren White and husband, Gary of Chatham, Michael Shelton of Chatham, Amanda Shelton of Chatham, and Nathan Shelton of Chatham; four step-great-grandchildren, Hailey Harris, Megan White, Breanna White, and Kristin White; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Weatherford Primitive Baptist Church by Elder Raymond Goad and Elder Marvin Brumfield. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2021 at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence. 

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting