July 18, 1918September 19, 2010

Opal Faye Byrd, 92, born in Delray, TX passed away September 19, 2010. Prior to her illness she was a faithful member of Spring Wood Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jones Hamilton; children: Jerry Glen, Billy Joe and Alice Faye; sister, LaVerne Andrus and four brothers. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Nancy Jordan, Marie Dillard and husband Wallace, Gail Loftin and husband Ron, Jackie Byrd; grandchildren: Tracy Minks, Alan Minks, Elaine Dillard, Patricia Dillard-Cody & Husband John, Leslie Dillard, Darrell Griffith & wife Nichole, Asa Loftin and wife Christina, Billy Joe Cordes; great grandchildren: Kirsten Minks, Lance Minks, Annabelle Walker, Mathis Walker, Ian Cody, Julliette Cody, Cedric Cody, Reagan Reardon, Darrell "Sonny Boy" Griffith, Helena Griffith, Dylan Griffith, Troy Loftin, Joey Cordes, Tarais Cordes, Adin Cordes, Deacon Cordes; sister, Velma Holland (97) of Carthage, TX; along with numerous other loving family and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm with funeral services following at 2:00 pm in Brookside Chapel of Chimes. Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 23, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, September 23, 2010


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September 26, 2010

Dear Gail:Recently when my sister died I received a beautiful message that I think of often. In part: "In one sense there is no death, her soul lasts beyond her departure.You will always feel her life touching yours & she lives on in your life forever." Mari

Gail Loftin

September 22, 2010

I'm so glad I found this picture of our mother smiling! It was taken at her 90th birthday party. This is the way I want to remember her..and I know that she is smiling down on us now after being reunited with our loved ones that had gone before her. She will be missed. Her loving daughter, Gail

Carla Pommier

September 22, 2010

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

kitty conza

September 21, 2010

Gail, You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless all of you.

Teresa Curby-Gibson

September 21, 2010

She was Granny Byrd to me - my babysitter for many years - many memories and recipes I hold dear to my heart.

John & Carol Cody

September 21, 2010

It was our pleasure to know Opal, a most beautiful lady.

helen cirrone

September 21, 2010

My memories of Opal are when we met years ago at Spring Woods Bank. She lived nearby and would come in the bank and sit at my desk and visit with me. I remember she would get her hair done on the same day of the week at a salon nearby and always looked her best! May you rest in peace.