George B. Byars
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 1:56 pm
George B. Byars, 86, of Martin, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Volunteer Community Hospital, Martin.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Martin with Rev. Randy Cooper officiating. Burial will be in East Side Cemetery with Murphy Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. tonight and at the church at 10 a.m. Friday until service time.
David Byars Jr., John David Cole, Chris Cole, Bart Belew, George Pritchett and James Pritchett will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mason Byars, Hardy Loyd, Joe Damron, Bill Jackson, Jerry Crosser, Billy Miles, Ricky Dowland, Denton Bell, Don Teal, Avery Webb, Donald Ray High and Robert Carroll.
Byars was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Palmersville, son of the late Armer Lee and Inez Brundige Byars. He was a retired brick mason and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah McClain Byars of Martin; one son, David Byars Sr. of Martin; seven grandchildren, Mason Byars and Tori Byars, both of Canton, Mass., John David Cole, Holli Byars, Amy Cole Belew and David Byars Jr., all of Martin amd Chris Cole of Arlington,; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Web site: murphyfuneralhome.net