Loyd Hubert Byers, 86, of Cherokee Village, passed away Aug. 29, 2002, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Oct. 4, 1915 in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of George Washington Byers and Mary (Murphy) Byers. He was married to Lavern M. Smith on June 4, 1938, in Wirth, Ark. He was a veteran of the United States Army in which he served in the Infantry during World War II. He retired from Cooper Communities in Cherokee Village after many years working in construction and landscaping. He had also worked as a farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village.Survivors are his wife, Lavern of the home; three daughters, Shirley and Thomas Pirtle of Covington, Tenn., Peggy and Bill Higginbottom of Chesterfield, Mo., and Daphine Rogers of Cherokee Village; one sister, Thelma Oakes of Mammoth Spring; five grandchildren, Camille Vollmer, Kimberly Heil, Stacy Neely, Dustin Rogers, and Mandy Humphries; nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.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.Services were Aug. 31, 2002, at the Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel with Rev. Thomas Pirtle officiating. Burial was in the Baker Cemetery near Ozark Acres with full military honors. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.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.Memorials can be made to the Baptist Children's Home, c/o First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village, Ark.