Macey Ellen Byers, 84, of rural Sweet Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Southside Assembly of God Church in Marshall. William W. Harlow and Rev. Dale Bean will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tom Perkins, Wesley Kessler, John Byers III, Jack Byers, Richard Rice and Frankie Armato. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill White, Keith Roberts, Ted Rice, Morris Walker, Jimmie Franklin Duncan, John Keith Roberts, James Byers, John Rice, Sam Rice, David White Sr., David White Jr., B.J. White, Jacob White and Jeremy Schwartz. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the Southside Assembly of God Missions Fund or Fraternal Order of the Eagles State Charity.
Born Oct. 24, 1919, in Flat River, she was the daughter of the late Edward Womack and Minnie Morris Womack. On Feb. 29, 1936, in Elvins, she married Rev. John F. Byers, who preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1982. She had lived in Saline County most of her life and was a member of Southside Assembly of God Church in Marshall. She retired from Banquet Foods in 1982, after 19 years of service.
Survivors include four daughters, Ellen White of Jamestown, Frankie Roberts of Kansas City, Joyce Rice of Norman, Okla., and Janice Walker of Norman, Okla.; one son, John Byers Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Golda Young of Park Hills and Jewell Hutchings of Farmington; one brother, Vernon Womack of Park Hills; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Ruth Byers, six brothers, one sister, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.