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Royce David Byrd

Royce David Byrd, 69, of Greenville and Madison, died Jan. 18, 2013 in Haven Hospice of Lake City, FL, following a long bout with cancer. Born in Thomasville, GA on Feb. 13, 1943, he was the son of the late David and Albert Byrd and brother of the late William Clyde Byrd. Royce graduated from Greenville High School in 1961. He attended University of Florida and received his Master's Degree in Education from Florida State University. He was employed by Honeywell and Price Waterhouse in New York state and also taught history in Madison. Royce served in the US Coast Guard for two years and was a member of the Greenville Baptist Church.

He is survived by six first cousins, Barbara Stumpf of West Chester, PA, Julie Gafford of Lake City, Joyce Fuls of York, PA, Dixie McMasters of Clermont, Ben Byrd of Gainesville, Donna Curls of Live Oak and a niece Sandy Davis of Lakeland, FL. There will be a graveside memorial service at 3pm on Feb. 10, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to either the or Greenville Baptist Church.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Feb. 6, 2013
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