Velma Elaine (Finney) Byers

Velma Elaine (Finney) Byers Battle Creek Velma Elaine (Finney) Byers of Battle Creek went to be with her husband Hubert on November 28, 2012. Velma, who preferred being called Elaine, enjoyed watching the game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, reading her romance books, playing cards with family, and watching the deer on the farm. She also enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Byers of 47 years; a daughter, Kathy Byers; a great-grandson; Cyrus McDaniel; her parents, Harlo and Lula (Cullyer) Finney; a sister, Violet Lyons; and a brother, Jesse Finney. Surviving are daughters, Susan (James) Lawhead, Dawn (Byers) Church; sons, Michael (Teri) Byers, Vern (Barbara) Byers; 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. At the request of the family, friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home where they will be received 3:00-5:00 p.m. December 2, 2012. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2012. Interment will follow at Bedford Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to . Personal messages for the family may be placed at

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 30, 2012