BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mrs. Jeanette Hightower Byrd of Belvedere, South Carolina died on Saturday, February 23, 2008. She was 86 years old. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 25, 2008 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at The Poteet Funeral Homes, West Chapel, 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta, 706-860-0009.Mrs. Byrd will lye in state one hour prior to the funeral service. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Belvedere First Baptist Church, 421 Edgefield Road, Belvedere, South Carolina. Rev. John Meyer and Dr. Roy Head will officiate. Committal services will follow at Pineview Memorial Gardens in North Augusta. Survivors are her daughters, Mrs. Diane Davis and Mrs. Charlene Cawley and her husband, John, all of North Augusta; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Floyd and Erlamond Fountain Floyd; her husband, Robert; her brother, Cecil Floyd; her sister, Elizabeth Brewer; her son-in-law, Earl Davis. Mrs. Byrd was a member of Belvedere First Baptist Church, the Lucy Pearson Sunday school class and the Golden Age Club. The Poteet Funeral Homes, West Chapel, 3686 Wheeler Road, 706-860-0009 is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle-February 26, 2008