Sarah Byrd

GASTONIA - Mrs. Sarah Marietta Moretz Byrd, 92, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Gaston Manor.

She was a native of Gaston County and the daughter of the late Grover Moretz and Florence Pasour Moretz.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at Victory Baptist Church with the Rev. Rex Adkins officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

Mrs. Byrd was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Survivors include her stepchildren, Ronnie Byrd and wife, Julie, of Murfreesboro, N.C., Iris Wiggins and husband, Leo, of Hartselle, Ala., Kathleen Gal-loway and husband, Homer, of Charlotte, and Bryan Thornburg and wife, Dot, of Waco, Texas; granddaughter, Lisa Collier and husband, Scott, of Mount Holly, and 12 additional grandchildren, great-granddaughter, Sarah Collier, and 22 additional great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Thornburg; her second husband, Robert Ray Byrd; daughter, Sara Elizabeth Thornburg Bryan; and stepdaughter, Dixie Carroll.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Victory Baptist Church, P.O. Box 12807, Gastonia, NC, 28052.

Condolences may be sent to

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Byrd family.

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451

Published in Gaston Gazette on May 19, 2013