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Gloria Murray Byrd

December 29, 1929 ~ February 18, 2018 (age 88)

Gloria Murray Byrd, widow of Clement Albert Byrd, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Funeral Services will be 11 A.M. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 St. George United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Theron Smith officiating assisted by Phil Byrd. Burial will follow in the St. George Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dean Jackson, Wayne Infinger, Tommy Peagler, James Weeks, Brock Byrd, and David Berry. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home.

Gloria was born on December 29, 1929 a daughter of the late Francis Lever Murray and Catherine Victoria Utsey Murray and she attended Oak Villa and St. George Public Schools. A former telephone operator, she was retired from Edisto Electric Co-Op in St. George after 31 years of service. She was a member of St. George United Methodist Church where she was a member of United Workers Sunday School Class. She was an original member of the famed Grits Sisters and was predeceased by a son, John Blake Byrd and siblings; Frances M. Marchant, Juanita M. Infinger and Faye M. Jackson.

Surviving is a daughter, Kaye Byrd Harper; a son, Clement Dale Byrd; she was “Nanny” to grandchildren, Julie Buchanan Carter, Kristen Buchanan Hatchell, Stephanie Harper, Angie Byrd (Jim) Reed, Matthew Hutto (Melissa) Byrd, Jessica Byrd; great-grandchildren, Cole Carter, Dylan Carter, Kaydance Hatchell, John Reed and Sam Reed. Devoted sister-in-law Catherine (Larry) Westbury and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made St. George United Methodist Church, 120 Parler Ave., P.O. Box 506, St. George, SC 29477.


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