Mr. James Fredrick “Rick” Byrd, 68, of Tallahatchie County, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 13, 1950 in Mobile, Ala., to Claude and Jo Anne McKenzie Byrd. Rick grew up in Bay Minette, Ala., attended Faulkner State Community College. He later attended and played football at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
Affectionately known as “Happy,” Rick had spent most of his working life as a contractor and businessman, predominately in the Disaster Recovery Industry; however, he successfully completed many contracts encompassing other specialties within the contracting industry as well. In his spare time, he loved watching or attending sports events, hunting and spending time in the outdoors, cooking, reading, coaching and teaching, provided it included spending time with loved ones.
Funeral services were Thursday at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada. The committal service was Friday at Bay Minette Cemetery in Bay Minette, Ala.
Survivors include his wife Laura Warner-Byrd; one daughter Montana Byrd of Oxford; three sons, Claude Richard “Richy” Byrd of Bay Minette, Ala., James Kevin Byrd (Amanda) of Bailey, N.C., and Dakota Byrd of Oxford; his father Claude Byrd of Bay Minette, Ala.; four brothers, the Rev. Ronny Byrd of Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Rev. Randy Byrd of Monroeville, Ala., Rusty Byrd of Grenada and Robby Byrd of Wilson, N.C.; and seven grandchildren, Hunter James Byrd, Chandlor Michael Byrd, Madison Faith Byrd, Gavin Thomas Byrd, Amelia Caitlin Byrd, Emma JoAnn Byrd and Lydia Joyce Byrd.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada, (662-307-2694).
Mae Frances Lott-Knox
Funeral services for Mae Frances Lott-Knox of Grenada, native of Carrollton, are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grenada Congregational Church of God in Christ with burial in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Mrs. Lott-Knox, 81, died at UMMC-Grenada on May 9, 2019. She was born on Sept. 22, 1938.
Mrs. Lott-Knox is survived by two daughters, Freda L. Purnell and Denva Salley, both of Grenada; sister Mary W. Lott of Memphis; and three brothers, Willie Lott of Grenada, Bobby Lott and Roy Lott, both of Memphis.
Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services. Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome.com.
Quentin Thomas Myers
A visitation for Quentin Thomas Myers of Winona will be Saturday, May 18, at Oliver Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m.
Mr. Myers, 29, died at Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
He was born in Greenwood to Eddie (Jr.) and Candedia Myers. Mr. Myers worked as parts manager for Transport Service Center in Winona and also worked at Bob Black Towing. He served as a member of Winona and Duck Hill Fire Departments and was a member of Northpark Church of God in Greenwood. He loved his children and all things fire fighting.
Mr. Myers is survived by his wife Jennifer Myers of Winona; five sons, Dennis Overbey, Matthew Blankenship, Christopher Overbey, Hayden Overbey and Gabriel Overbey; daughter, Abbigayle Overbey; sister Dustie Hood of Carrollton; and his special niece Hailie Mathes.
He is also survived by his family of firefighters of Winona and Duck Hill Fire Departments and coworkers of Bob Black Towing. He is preceded in death by his father, Eddie Myers Jr.; and sister Elizabeth Mathes.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Winona Fire Department.
James Wayne Suber
Funeral services for James Wayne Suber of French Camp were Thursday, May 16, at Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church near Kilmichael, with burial following in Crape Creek Cemetery in Choctaw County.
Mr. Suber, 63, died at his home on Monday, May 13, 2019. He was born on Aug. 2, 1955, to James Edward and Lillian Henning Suber. He was a truck driver and had served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. Mr. Suber was a member of Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Brotherhood Director and Sunday School teacher. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Suber is survived by his wife Diane “Sissy” Suber of French Camp; daughters, Heather Suber Webb of Oxford and Jamie Suber of Germantown, Tenn.; son Jacob Ansley of Columbus; sister Denise Bailey of Columbus; brother Steve Suber of Ackerman and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crape Creek Cemetery Fund.
Oliver Funeral Home was in charge.