James Charles Byrd

Published 5:00 am Friday, August 5, 2005

Services for James Charles Byrd of Brookhaven are 3:30 p.m.,Friday, Aug. 5, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inPleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Byrd, 85, died Aug. 3, 2005, at his residence. He was bornin McComb on March 30, 1920, to James Clinton Byrd and BeulahHerring Byrd.

He was a retired salesman. He was a veteran of the Army withservice in World War II. He was a member of Pleasant Grove BaptistChurch.

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Preceding him in death were his parents.

Survivors are his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and CherylByrd of Richardson, Texas, and Wayne and Deborah Byrd of Houston,Texas; his daughther and son-in-law, Charlotte and Jesse Purcell ofHouston, Texas; his brothers and sisters-in-law, William and AlyneByrd, Clinton Byrd, and Louis “Tuk” and Gladys Byrd, all ofBrookhaven; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.