Judith Theresa Byrd

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Judith Theresa Byrd, 60, of Williford died March 3, 2005, in Jonesboro.

Born Sept. 1, 1944, in Falmouth, Mich., she was the daughter of Earl and Alice Dowland.

She married Eric Goff. She later married Sherman Eugene Byrd in Jonesboro on July 9, 1983. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2003.

Survivors include three daughters -- Erica Huberd of the Minnesota, Pascale Lancioni of Jenison, Mich., and Erin Worthley and husband, Don, of Springfield, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Earlene Hemms; and a brother, Lynford Dowland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sherman; a brother, Earl Dowland; and a sister, Marjorie Anthony.

She was a homemaker and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Thayer and was active in her community of Ozark Acres.

The funeral was March 7 at Carter Funeral Home chapel in Thayer with Clarence Starnes officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.

Burial was in Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home.