Friday, February 09, 2007

Obituary of Hallie Oliver Byrd (1918-2007)

Hallie Oliver Byrd
Feb 06, 2007 - 10:25:14 pm CST

Burlington, NC - Hallie Oliver Byrd, 88, formerly of NC 62 South, Yanceyville, passed away on February 5, 2007 at the Hospice Home in Burlington after several years of declining health and three weeks of critical illness.

A lifetime resident of Caswell County, she was the wife of the late Johnnie Preston Byrd and the daughter of the late William Albert Oliver and Cordelia Everette Oliver. She was a homemaker laboring with love along side her husband on the farm until his passing in October 1963. After his death she became employed at the Baptist Home in Yanceyville where she worked for several years before retiring. She was a member of Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church and attended church faithfully until her health declined.

She leaves behind precious memories to her three sons and daughters-in-law; Wilson and Shelby Byrd of Burlington, Irvin and Ilene Byrd of Mebane, and Elmer and Joan Byrd of Elon; grandchildren, Ronnie Byrd, Blair Byrd, Lynette B. Hawley, Denean B. Brooks, Jason Byrd, Preston Byrd, and Derrick Byrd; eight great grandchildren; one step great grandchild; a brother, Edgar Oliver of Burlington and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, N. L. "Mike" Oliver and sisters, Annie O. King, Edna Oliver, Josie Oliver and Etta Oliver.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Ray King and D. O. Chandler, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory in Burlington from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and at other times at the home of Elmer and Joan Byrd, 5398 Kerr Chapel Road, Elon.

Memorials may be made to the Bush Arbor Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o D. O. Chandler, Jr., 900 Oakview Loop Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379 or to the Oakview Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Teresa Dabbs, P O Box 74, Yanceyville, NC 27379 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staffs of Blakey Hall, Liberty Commons, ARMC and the Hospice Home in Burlington for the special care they showed our loved one. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Source: The Caswell Messenger, 6 February 2007

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