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Donald Byrd (1938 – 2016)

Saltillo, MS – On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, March 26, 2016, after a spectacular round of golf at the Pontotoc Golf Course, Donald Grey “Don” Byrd, 78, collapsed from an apparent heart attack and completed his earthly pilgrimage.

Don, an avid golfer and lover of the outdoors, was born on March 2, 1938, in Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama, to the late Woodrow Byrd and Trixie Fikes Byrd. A graduate of Hamilton High School, in Hamilton, Alabama, he lived most of his adult life in the Lee County, Mississippi area. Don was a master salesperson and worked for Malone and Hyde many years before retiring from the Martha White/Pillsbury Co. Don enjoyed his many friends, was a teller of tall tales, and a regular at the West Main Hardee’s morning coffee drinking group. A member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Don loved life, lived it fully, and will be sorely missed by family and especially his golfing buddies.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Marc Howard officiating. Private burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland, which is entrusted to assist the family.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Scott Byrd of Saltillo; his daughter, Susan Seeberger and her husband, Rob of Houston, Texas; a brother, Robert Byrd and his wife, Myra of Blairsville, Ga.; and his extended “in law” Scott family members; 1 paternal aunt, Willene Byrd Gann, of Hamilton, AL.; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Buckner, Ricky Coker, Keith Grass, Louie Caldwell, Jimmy Guy McDonald, Donnie Crane, Danny Richardson and Todd Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Gatlin and his Hardee’s buddies.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 937 Mt. Vernon Rd, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804.

Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd
Tupelo, MS 38801
(662) 840-5000

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Truman Carter, II
May 04, 1963 – October 16, 2014
Picture Source:  Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo, MS.

A service of Celebration, with full law enforcement honors, will be held at 3:00 p.m.,  Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors Chapel.  Sheriff Jim Johnson and Chaplain Buster Wilson officiating.  Burial in Lee Memorial Park. Visitation, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., today, Saturday, October 18, 2014 and from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., service time Sunday, October 19, 2014, all at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. The service will be live streamed Sunday by accessing hollandfuneraldirectors.com/live stream

Pallbearers,  Sheriff Johnson and fellow deputies on his shift, Casey Bruce, A. J Dillard, Michael Patterson, Jason Putt, Terry Robinson and Mitchell Bridges. Honorary pallbearers,  Colleagues and Associates from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement friends.

Services Provided By Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo, MS.

Tupelo, MS – Truman L. Carter, II, longtime beloved Lee County Deputy Sheriff and all around good man, approached his notification of pancreatic cancer 9 months ago with a positive approach saying, “whether I go or whether I stay, I’m a winner”. He won the victory at 9:37 AM Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Cancer Centers of America Southeast Hospital in Newnan, Georgia. Truman was born in Amory on May 4, 1963, the son of Bro. Truman Carter, Sr. and Josephine Herndon Carter Howard. He grew up there and in Hamilton, Alabama and graduated from Hatley High School in 1982 where he was Mr. Hatley High and was elected class President on the motto, “the man with the plan to make school cool”. He was a member of the Carnation Baptist Church in Okolona. Truman always wanted to be in law enforcement and, at this death, had been a Deputy Sheriff with the Lee County Sheriff’s Department for 19 years winning numerous citations and awards. He was tough but compassionate and drew high marks for his service to his fellow man. Truman was a born musician, songwriter and performer. He loved entertaining, playing guitar and bass guitar and singing in Church. He enjoyed fishing, loved the area’s fish eateries and was a great southern storyteller and avid conversationalist. He will be sorely missed by all.

Survivors include his parents: Josephine “Jo” Howard and her husband, Leroy of Hamilton, AL., and Bro. Truman Carter, Sr. and his wife, Linda of Amory, MS.; his daughter, Lindsay Carter of Amory, MS.; his son, Truman L. Carter, III and his wife, Sandy of Girard, OH.; 2 sisters, Debra Faith Kuykendall (John) of Amory, MS., and Rhonda Lejean Sloan (Bobby) of Fort Walton Beach, FL.; 12 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Carter in August of 2012; and his grandparents.

Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s Memorial Bibles, P. O. Box 2647, Tupelo, MS. 38803 or to Mallorie Conlee Child Abuse Fund, c/o Lee Co. Sheriff’s Dept., 510 Commerce St., Tupelo, MS. 38804.

Obituary Source:  Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo, MS.

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