ULYSSES BYRD

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BYRD, ULYSSES, 67

Mr. Ulysses Byrd, age 67, passed away May 8, 2014 at his home. Mr. Byrd served as a Deacon at Holy Temple of God, Keystone Heights, FL. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era, and was employed with McGollie Well Drilling.

Mr. Byrd is survived by his wife, Oranetter Byrd, Gainesville, FL; children, Eric Byrd (Nicole), Dereck Byrd, both of Speedville, FL, Donald C. Byrd (Kara), Gregory U. Byrd (Caprice), Debra Sowell (Dale), Linda Sowell, Teresa White (Donnie), James E. Sowell, all of Gainesville, FL, Veronica McCray (David), Melrose, FL; brothers, Ralph Byrd, Jr. (Erlene), Tallahassee, FL, Melvin Byrd (Janice), Speedville, Paul Byrd, Gainesville, FL, ten grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. Byrd will be held, 2:00pm, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at PASSAGE Family Church, Pastor George Dix, Jr., Pastor, Bishop Harvey J. Hutchinson, Officiating; burial will follow in Speedville Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.

Mr. Byrd will repose in the Chestnut Memorial Chapel on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 2:00-4:00pm, Wake service 6-8pm, Holy Temple of God, Keystone Heights, FL, and on Saturday at PASSAGE from 1:00pm until the hour of service. Family and friends are asked to meet on Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Byrd, 3838 N.W. 26th Street, Gainesville, at 1:15pm to form the cortege.

"A CHESTNUT SERVICE"
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Published in Gainesville Sun from May 15 to May 16, 2014
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