Donna Byars

GAFFNEY, S.C.-Donna Reynolds Byars, 55, formerly of Gaffney, S.C., went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 28, 2012.
Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Carl Eugene and Patsy Ponder Reynolds, and the stepdaughter of Benita Lipsey and husband Charles of Gaffney, S.C.. Ms. Byars was formerly employed by Saint-Amand, Thompson & Brown, was formerly secretary to Supreme Court Judge, The Honorable Bruce Littlejohn, and was the former office manager for a CPA firm in West Virginia. Ms. Byars was a graduate of Gaffney High School, loved animals and was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Also surviving are two sons, Brandon Byars and Aaran Byars, both of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Debbie Vick and husband Ralph of Batavia, N.Y.; a favorite aunt, Bleeka Goforth of Kings Mountain; and cousin, Jan Tindall of Kings Mountain.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Reynolds.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blakely Funeral Home. The family will also be at the home of Benita and Charles Lipsey, 109 Sunset Drive, Gaffney, S.C.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Friday in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel
Officiated By: Mr. Ashby Blakely
Burial: Grover City Cemetery
Funeral Home: Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory of Gaffney, S.C., is serving the family
An online guest register is available at

Funeral Home

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory
1047 Chesnee Highway  Gaffney, SC 29341
(864) 488-1141

Published in Shelby Star on Dec. 6, 2012