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William Lee Byrd

Services for William Lee Byrd, of Brookhaven, were 11 a.m.Monday, May 25, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burial in thechurch cemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Byrd, 96, died May 22, 2009, at his residence. He was bornon Nov. 27, 1912, to James Monroe Byrd and Beulah Herring.

He worked for the railroad and also owned Byrd Lumber Co., asawmill business he started in 1948. He incorporated it with histhree sons in 1976. He was a member of Pleasant Grove BaptistChurch, where he was a deacon for well over 50 years and a Sundayschool superintendent.

Preceding him in death were his father, James Monroe Byrd; hismother, Beulah Herring Byrd; a son, James W. Byrd; and hisbrothers, Charles Byrd and Clinton Byrd.

Survivors are his wife of 77 years, Aline Lofton Byrd; his sons,Jerry L. Byrd and wife, Betty, and Keith R. Byrd; a daughter,Barbara Jean Robinson and husband, Jerry; a brother, Louis Byrd; adaughter-in-law, Jean Byrd; his 11 grandchildren; and his 29great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be LaRue Byrd, Kevin Byrd, Karl Byrd, WyattRobinson, Tom Robinson, Lee Robinson, Bruce Clanton, Ken Powell andJason Case.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Pleasant GroveBaptist Church, Danny Ray Allred, Cortez Byrd and Wayne Ginn.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist ChurchBuilding Fund.