Van Hollis Byrd
Van Hollis Byrd
  • August 13, 1939 - February 15, 2016
  • Mississippi

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Van Hollis Byrd, 76, a lifelong resident of Lumberton, Mississippi, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.

Funeral services will be at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 103 E Hinton Ave, Lumberton on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:00 am. Rev. John Sapp will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and have visitation from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Wednesday at the church.

Mr. Byrd was born August 13, 1939 in Lumberton to Charles E. Byrd and Ruby Cook Byrd. He was a retired educator and a retiree from the Mississippi Army National Guard. He was a member and Deacon at First Baptist Church in Lumberton where he was actively involved in all facets of the church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Murray Byrd; two brothers, Loye Byrd, Charles Edward Byrd; two sisters, Charlotte Niemeyer and Marie Howard.

Family members include two children, Martha Lou Smith (Sam Smith), Van Grady Byrd (Stephanie Barrett Byrd); and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, Lumberton Mission Program; Gideon's International; or the Hollis and Elaine Byrd Scholarship at Pearl River Community College.

White Funeral Home, (601) 796-2781.