Otha Byrd, 87


Ortha Byrd, 87, of Pioneer, passed away May 2, 2017, at her home.

Born March 6, 1930, she was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Emma Lay; husband, Charlie Byrd; infant son, Leroy Byrd; daughter, Jewel Williams; grandsons, Paul and Dustin Bowling; brothers: Kelly, Wilbert, Arnold, Jay, and infants, Hubert and Leon Lay; twin sister, Dorthy Byrd; and daughter-in-law, Ruby Jean Byrd.

She is survived by her sons: Estle Ray Byrd of Annadell, Arvil Wayne Byrd of Haleyville, Ala., and Junior (Faye) Byrd, Jimmy (Tammy) Byrd, and Odeva (Lillie) Byrd, all of Pioneer; daughters: Audra (Woren) Frost of Haleyville, Ala., and Brenda (Gene) Bowling of the Straight Fork community; son-in-law, Billy Joe Williams of Pioneer; sister, Nettie Lay of the Rock House community; 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was conducted May 4, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Dudley Harness and Bro. Mike Chambers officiating. Graveside service was conducted May 5, at Five Black Gums Cemetery.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.

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