Ms. Maxine Byrd, age 89, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Thursday, July 11th, 2013, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama.
Visitation, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13th, 2013, at the Norwood Funeral Home. Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13th, 2013, at the Norwood Funeral Home. Bro. Steve Cantrell, Bro. Tim Markham and Bro. Edward Puckett officiating. Burial in Carter Cemetery. Pallbearers, Phillip McNees, Bill Bellan, Gary Hyden, Brooks Markham, Jr. Markham, Matthew Bellan, Michael Hyden and Larry Cox.
Ms. Byrd was born January 28th, 1924, in Detroit, Lamar County, Alabama, to the late Ben Milton and Willie Elvira Carruth Markham. She was a life long resident of Lamar County and was a member of the Sulligent First Free Will Baptist Church. Maxine had retired from McCoy Manufacturing as an inspector.
She is survived by 1 daughter, Cathy (Dale) McNees of Millport, Alabama; 2 sons, William Edwin (Mary Deweese) Byrd of Northport, Alabama, and Randal Rodney (Josephine) Byrd of Jasper / Vernon, Alabama; 2 grandchildren, Sherry (Bill) Bellan of Northport, Alabama, and Phillip (Crystal) McNees of Millport, Alabama; 2 step-grandchildren, Amy (Patrick) Plourde of Hoover, Alabama, and Charles (Tracey) Northam of Cumming, Georgia; 8 great-grandchildren; and a special sister-in-law, Pauline Markham.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben Milton and Willie Elvira Carrouth Markham; her husband, William Rufus Byrd; 1 grandson, Derek Dale McNees; 2 sisters; and 6 brothers.
In Lieu of Flowers Donations to the Carter Cemetery Fund P.O. Box 93 Detroit, AL 35552.
Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc., Sulligent, AL., directing.
Copyright © 2006-2013 www.49countynews.net
*Source: Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc.