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Mr. Andrew Lee "Butch" Byars, 65, of Palmersville died 5:15 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was a former resident of Union City.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Mike Ozment and Brother Pete Staples will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery in Dresden.
The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Larry Ferrell, Danny Fisher, Jonathan Lewis, Alan Barge, Mike Petty and Richard Scarbrough.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Davis, Rex Cloar, Gary Hurt, Jimmy Burress, Charles Norsworthy, Bill Brown, Tony Green, Justin Staples, Josh Staples, Jonathan Staples, Bob Webb, Dale Vinson, Hugh Brann, Dale McCant and William Winstead.
Mr. Byars was born February 22, 1948, in Weakley County, son of the late Guy Byars, Jr. and the late Mary Frances (Cooper) Kruliski. He married Judy (Gurien) Byars November 27, 1969. She survives. Mr. Byars retired from the maintenance department at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City after 25 years of service and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Dresden.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christy (Byars) and Steve Gibson of Greenfield; his stepmother, Carrie Byars of Union City; three grandchildren, Olivia Gibson, Isabelle Gibson and Gunner Michael Gibson all of Greenfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Cindy Bynum of Martin and Lisa and Jim Horner of Union City; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Monty and Mary Byars of Rives, Leonard and Rhonda Davis of Union City and Donnie Brock of Danville, Virginia; and several sister and brothers-in-law in Union City and Troy.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Paula Counsell; and his brother, Paul Byars.
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