Dorothy Lucille Byrd

Friday, September 15, 2017
Dorothy Lucille Byrd

Dorothy Lucille Byrd, 92, of Piggott, Ark., passed away September 13, 2017, at NHC in Kennett, Mo.

She was born on March 18, 1925, in El Paso, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Walter and Emma Cable Cordell.

She was united in marriage to Cletus Byrd on Oct. 26, 1940, and to this union five children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Anna Cooper; sisters, Mamie Grigsby, Lottie Blackshear, Virgie Sumler, Donna Edwards and Charlene Long; and a brother, Bill Cordell.

Survivors include her two daughters, Shelby Wilson and husband Merlin of Piggott and Vonda Gardner of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sons, Jerry Byrd and wife Pam of Rector, Ark., and Ronnie Byrd of Dallas, Tex.; her grandchildren, Denise Martin and husband Phil, Kim LaRue and husband Phillip, Darin Gardner and wife Jane, Carrie Byrd, Jeremy Gardner and wife Ashley, Greg Bowman and wife Natalie, Todd Cooper and wife Chris, Shelby Byrd and Brandon Byrd; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother, Louie Cordell and wife Betty of Rector; a sister, Louise Shelton and husband Norman of Rector and many other relatives and friends. and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation is set to begin at noon on Saturday, Sept. 16, the First United Pentecostal Church of Piggott. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. B.J. Thomas officiating and Bro. Greg Bowman, Bro. Phillip LaRue, and Bro. Jay Masterson assisting. Burial is in Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector. Pallbearers are Brandon Byrd, Shelby Byrd, Todd Cooper, Ryan LaRue, Jeremy Gardner, Caleb Bowman and Reagan Bowman.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is in charge of the arrangements.