Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine ST, Columbia, SC


Ann Harrelson Byrd

August 20, 1936May 26, 2020

COLUMBIA - Ann Harrelson Byrd, loving wife and mother, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the age of 83. Ann was born on August 20, 1936, to Thurman and Louise (Bruce) Harrelson in Conway, SC. After earning a teaching degree at Winthrop College, she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Samuel Byrd, in 1956. Following an assignment at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, they raised two sons, Steve and Greg, in Aiken, SC. She taught for many years at Aiken High School and South Aiken High School, also earning an MAT degree from the University of South Carolina. After retirement, she and Joe moved to Lexington, SC, where she was an active member and frequent officer of the SC Fidelis Zeta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators. She enjoyed wildflowers, wildlife, and especially camping and other adventures with her sons and grandsons.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe and three half-siblings, Vivian, Mae, and William Doc. She is survived by her sons Steve and Greg; daughter-in-law, Connie; four grandsons, Franke, Jackson, Taylor, and Joseph; brother-in-law, Frederick C. Byrd; cousin, Mildred Branton and her husband Jerry; and many dear cousins.

Arrangements for a memorial service will be made at a later time. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the SC Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Fund, c/o Jean Dunner (Treasurer), P.O. Box 6772, Columbia, SC 29260.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


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Ann Harrelson Byrd

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Cally Jane Harrelson Buckley

June 8, 2020

Cousin Gregg and Steve may our Heavenly Father comfort you and your family. I have many fond memories of both your Father and Mother.
Our Spirit never dies...it goes Home to God.
I was at their wedding with my family...it was a joyful occasion.
God bless you.
Big hugs,
Cally Jane

Mary Thompson

June 5, 2020

Steve and Greg, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Ann was always such an important part of my family. This side of my family is so small, it is such a hurt when someone passes on. I sure wish I could be there with you and Fred. I love you all.

Priscilla Anne Gaskins

June 3, 2020

Ann was mine and my brother Franks aunt, we are the children of her sister Vivien. We had many fond memories of Ann - from the time we were babies
She was the last link to our mother - she will be missed
Priscilla and Frank Gaskins

Marguerite Flynn

May 31, 2020

Steve and Gregg--I was sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. I taught with her for several years at Aiken High School in the Business Education Dept. She was a great mentor and friend to me as a new teacher. My sincere condolences to all of you.