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Leigh Byrd


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Leigh Byrd Obituary
Leigh Byrd, age 66, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at Fourth & Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at White Church Cemetery in Taylor County, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Leigh was born on Feb. 29, 1948 in Sweetwater to Marshall Neilan and Earlene (Brown) Pior. She was member of Fourth and Elm Church of Christ. She married Jerry Byrd on May 13, 1983 in San Angelo, Texas. She was a self-employed rancher and she also worked for SISD as a special education teacher's aide and a librarian aide.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Byrd of Sweetwater; mother, Earlene Pior of Sweetwater; daughter, Cari Ellis and husband Mitch of Christoval; three grandchildren, Zack Ellis, Alyssa Glasgow, and Jade Ellis; one great-granddaughter, Aurora Glasgow; sister, Sharon Gabler and husband Larry of Sweetwater; brother, Neil Pior and wife Tammy of Arlington; brother-in-law, Jeff Byrd of Sweetwater; three nieces, Chelsea, Allison and Katie; and one nephew, Lyle.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marshall Pior; grandson, Jerad Ellis; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gerald and Pauline Byrd.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Terry Locklar, Bruce Coldiron, Ken Nevins, Gil Cherry, Mike Ault and Kregg McKenney.
Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. William Morehead.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Christian School, P.O. 719, Sweetwater, Texas 79556.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Dec. 11, 2014
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