Stewart Ray Byars
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 4:39 pm
wcp 7-22 Stewart “Stewman” Ray Byars, 48, of Union City, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. today at White-Ranson Funeral Home. Speakers will be Chris Brinkley, Tracy Sharp, Jackie Morgan, Jason Dowland, Stephanie Sturgis and Trudy Henderson. Byars was born April 26, 1960, in Ypsilanti, Mich., son of the late Ralph Byars and Doris Helen Jimmerson. Survivors include his wife, Ginger Godwin Byars of Union City; a daughter, Brandi Nicole Ann Byars of Hickman, Ky.; a son, Michael Ray Byars of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two stepsons, James Jason Dowland of Murfreesboro and Stuart Clint Dowland of Union City; two brothers, David Lee Byars and Steve Byars, both of Union City; two sisters, Beverly Molands and Cathy Reynolds, both of Union City; and two grandchildren, Alexander Duncan of Hickman, Ky., and Sonora Ascencio of Murfreesboro. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Edward and Rick Byars; and a sister, Janice Elizabeth Byars.