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Loyd H. Byers

Sunday, February 2, 2003

Loyd Hubert Byers, 86, of Cherokee Village died Aug. 29, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village.

Born Oct. 4, 1915, in Mammoth Spring, he was the son of George Washington Byers and Mary Murphy Byers. He married Lavern M. Smith June 4, 1938, in Wirth. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in the infantry during World War II. He retired from Cooper Communities Inc. in Cherokee Village after many years working in construction and landscaping. He also worked as a farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village.

Survivors include his wife, Lavern; three daughters and two sons-in-law -- Shirley and Thomas Pirtle of Covington, Tenn., Peggy and Bill Higginbottom of Chesterfield, Mo., and Daphine Rogers of Cherokee Village; a sister, Thelma Oakes of Mammoth Spring; five grandchildren -- Camille Vollmer, Kimberly Heil, Stacy Neely, Dustin Rogers and Mandy Humphries; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers -- Johnny Byers, Herschel Byers, and Virgil Byers; and two sisters -- Ruthie Brake and Delphia Smith.

The funeral was Aug. 31 at the Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Pirtle officiating. Burial followed at Baker Cemetery near Ozark Acres with full military honors.

Pallbearers were Dustin Rogers, Charlie Heil, Gregg Neely, Rusty Vollmer, Lance Humphries, Johnny Byers, Darrel Byers and Farrel Byers.

Honorary pallbearers were Willie Oyler, Jim Harrison, Loyd Booth, Louie Trout, John Angelletti, John Story, Brian Holcomb and Floyd Baker.

Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.

Memorials may be made to Children's Home, c/o First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village.