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Pastor Grady M. Byrd, 73, of Atkins, VA, formerly of
Rogersville, Hawkins Co TN, went home to be with the Lord
Tuesday morning, August 31, 2010, at Smyth County Community
Hospital in Marion, VA.
He was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church in Atkins,
VA. He pastored multiple churches in Virginia and Tennessee
for over 50 years.
Born June 23, 1937, he was preceded in death by his
parents, Willie and Randa Heck Byrd; five brothers, Earnest
Byrd, Richard Byrd, Charles Byrd, W. G. Byrd, Jr., and
George L. Byrd; and one sister, Margaret Ann Cinnamon.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jane Tunnell
Byrd, of the home; three children, Gary M. Byrd and wife
ReVonda, of Dandridge, TN, Regina Heath and husband Mark,
of Chilhowie, VA, and Rebecca Booth and husband Gary, of
Rustburg, VA; four grandchildren, Jessica Gass and husband
Robert, Steven Heath, Rachel Heath, and Callie Booth; and
one great granddaughter, Caroline Gass.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.,
Friday, September 3, 2010, at East Rogersville Baptist
Church in Rogersville, TN.
Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m., at the church with
Rev. Steve Owenby, Rev. John Parrott, Jr., and Rev. Otto
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday,
September 4, 2010, at Choptack Cemetery in Rogersville,
TN, with Rev. Keith Osborne officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville, TN, is honored
to be serving the Byrd family.