Irene Byrd, 93, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, March 6. She was born on December 3, 1919 to the late William Lawson and Eula (Thorn) Hutcheson. She was preceded in death by her husband Conley Byrd and her sister Pauline Neihouse. She was the secretary to the North Logan County School Superintendent for 20 years and church secretary for First Baptist of Paris for 20 years.
She taught Sunday school for more than 50 years and was a member of the Paris Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Logan County Retired Teachers Association. Her quilting and handwork skills were admired and her beautiful flowers were a must-see for anyone driving by her home on Walnut Street. She was a talented baker and a devoted Christian with a generous and kind heart.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David Conley and Karen Byrd of Atlanta, Georgia, her granddaughter Karrie, great-granddaughter Krista and great-great-grandson Keaton also of Atlanta. She also leaves behind her nephew and his wife and family, James Lawson and Leslie, Joseph and Jacob Neihouse of Rockledge, Florida. She has a cloud of witnesses that have gone on before her, with a host of loving friends of all ages left behind here on Earth.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, March 11, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Paris officiated by Rev. Tommy Hinson. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Pallbearers will be Bentley Allen, Marlin Davis, Bill Pugh, Ray Kiefer, Gene Davis and James VanLandingham.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Program, P.O. Box 567, Paris. AR 72855.