Lavern Murine Byers, 89, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 1, 2008, in Ash Flat, Ark. She was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Levi Andrew Smith and Gracie Louann (Powell) Smith.
She was united in marriage to Lloyd Byers on June 4, 1938, in Hardy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village for many years.
She is survived by: three daughters, Shirley B. Pirtle of Covington, Tenn., Peggy Higginbottom of Chesterfield, Mo., and Daphine Rolley of Cherokee Village; one brother, Levi Donald Smith of Plainfield, Ill.; one sister, Verba Kellett of Little Rock; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and one brother, Delbert Smith.
Funeral services were held Aug. 23 at the Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland with Thomas Pirtle officiating. Burial followed in the Baker Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.
Pallbearers were Dustin Rogers, Lance Humphries, Charles Heil, Gregg Neely, Trace Vollmer, Sam Konrad, Greyson Vollmer, Kaeleb Rogers and Billy Heil.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.tricountyfunerals.com.