Nellie Byrd

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Nellie "Nell" Alma Byrd, 82, of Hamlet, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her residence.

She was born August 29, 1931, in Arcadia, Fla., daughter of Thomas J. Byrd and Fannilu Arrington Byrd.

Nell was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hamlet for over 70 years, holding various positions such as president of Fellowship Sunday School Class, secretary of the Official Board, assistant to church treasurer and past member of Chancel Choir. She also previously was employed by Commercial State Bank, Farmers Bank, Mr. John Covington and the City of Rockingham Water Department, from which she retired 1996.

Byrd was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, T.J., John, Stanley and Billy Byrd.

She is survived by her brother, Curtis Byrd and wife Amanda of Hamlet; nieces and nephews, Carol Byrd of Matthews, Ricky Byrd and wife Kelly and children Hayley and Emory all of Lexington, Mike Byrd of Clayton and children Casey, Michelle and Kyle Michael, Tommy Byrd and wife Trisha of North Myrtle Beach and son Bradley, Geoff Byrd of Richmond, Va., Becky Byrd of Roanoke, Va. ,Sandra Byrd Masters of Three Forks, Mont. and Vicky Hughes of Chesterfield, Va.; and sister-in-law, Louise Byrd of Hamlet.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Harrington Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Deborah Wilkins officiating. Family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Nell's memory to First United Methodist Church, 300 Charlotte Street, Hamlet, NC 28345.

Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Byrd.

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Published in Richmond County Daily Journal from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2014