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“Kathy, I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. I know you and Dr. Byrd will miss her so very much. Even though we know it is God's plan, we...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Betsy (Blevins) Hargett - Newnan, GA

“Dear Kathy and Eddie, I just received the news about your mother's death. Many fond memories came to mind of the years in Charlotte and being a...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Madelyn Jordan Meyer - Brevard, NC

“dear eddie and kathy...i know that much can't be said to ease the suffering you are feeling in your heart right now, but when i heard the news, the...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Tara Mauldin

“Dear Kathy and Eddie, I have so many wonderful memories of spending time with your family . I alway loved Bobbie Jean, I thought she was the most...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Ballard - Charlotte, NC

“Dearest Kathy and Eddie and family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your mother! She was such a wonderful and great "Lady". But know that...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Davidson - Duncan, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers surround your family, Kathy and Ed. We will always remember Mama Byrd as a beautiful and proud lady who adored her family. ...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Diana, Mark and Weston Olencki - SC

“Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you, and you all know she was a true angel to everyone she crossed paths with.Will never forget her or Ed,as...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Billy & Wendy Holcomb


Bobbie Jean Smith Byrd, 78, of 1705 Skylyn Drive, died Thursday, November 25, 2010 at her home. Born March 29, 1932 in Norwood, NC, she was the daughter of the late Wallace Arnold and Dora Smith and wife of the late Rev. Dr. Edwin Oscar Byrd, Jr. She was a graduate of Norwood High School and attended Appalachian State University. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, and a devoted mother and grandmother.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Byrd Taylor (Jim) of Spartanburg; a son, Dr. Edwin Oscar Byrd III (Sherri C,) of Duncan, SC; and three grandchildren, Caroline Renee Byrd, Parker Ross Byrd, and Sarah Katherine Byrd. She was the youngest of five children and the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Visitation will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Charles H. Horne.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made The Soup Kitchen, Second Presbyterian Church, 438 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303 or The Haven, 458 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family is at the home of her son, 204 Pine Links Drive, Duncan, SC

Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel

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