Helen Norene Byrd

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Helen Norene Byrd, 88, of Pocahontas, passed away January 6, 2008, in Randolph County Nursing Home in Pocahontas.

She was born January 14, 1919, in Pollard, and was the daughter of the late Clyde and Emma Battles Conley.

She was united in marriage to Shirley Byrd on February 27, 1934.

Helen was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Byrd and one brother Doylis Conley.

Survivors include her son James Byrd of Imboden; three grandchildren, Patrice Junkersfeld, Cress Byrd, and Trent Byrd; four great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jo Latta of Pollard,; one brother, Clyde Conley, Jr. of Piggott; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 8, 2008 in Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Loy Culver officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Latta, Steven Latta, Mike Howell, Todd Latta, Cress Lee Byrd, and Trent Greg Byrd. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, was in charge of the arrangements.