Rev. Carl Anderson Byrd

July 6, 1925June 13, 2013

Rev. Carl Anderson Byrd, 87, died on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Porterfield Health and Rehab in Macon. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Drive Baptist Church with the Reverend David Mosely, Rev. Hershel Sizemore and Rev. Brad Marchman officiating. The family will greet friends on Monday, June 17th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Evercare Hospice, 4875 Riverside Drive, Suite 104, Macon, 31210; Lawrence Drive Baptist Church Mission Program, 5774 School Road, Macon, 31216, or Lighthouse Baptist Church, 4770 Sardis Church Road, Macon, 31216.

Rev. Byrd was born in Macon, to the late Mary Zelma Brantley Byrd and Oscar Byrd. He was a member of Lawrence Drive Baptist Church. Rev. Byrd was a former Mason and a former member of the Scottish Rite Bodies. Rev. Byrd had been in the ministry for 55 years, having served in the Macon Baptist Association, the Rehobeth Baptist Association and the Ebenezer Baptist Association. He had worked at Robins Air Force Base, was formerly employed at Hart’s and Crest Lawn Funeral Homes as a chaplain, and formerly a fireman with the Macon-Bibb Co. Fire Department and had served as a bailiff with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Department. He served with the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force and attended Mercer University.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Aline T. Byrd of Macon; two daughters, Carlene (Paul) Hibbitts of Warner Robins and Karen (Scott) Bryan of Macon; 4 grandchildren, Paul (Jamie) Hibbitts, Jr., Jeff (Kellie) Hibbitts, James Bryan, Jr. and Emily (Brandon) Bryan; 5 great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Trevor, Ryder, Walker and Avery Laine; a sister, Eloise Byrd Tharpe of Cary, Georgia ; many nieces and nephews and his constant companion, his dog, Bandit.

Visit to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013

Rev. Carl Anderson Byrd

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Lola Benton

June 19, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Ronnie & Teresa Tompkins

June 19, 2013

Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Byrd will be greatly missed. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Susan Brake

June 18, 2013

Dear Aline, so so sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

Albert Watson

June 18, 2013

Mrs. Byrd and Family--I am reading this off the WEB here in Miami, Fla. and when I read that You and Your Husband were married "69" years--I wanted You to know that I will say a Prayer for You that GOD will give You strenght to deal with Your lose during the days and weeks to come. May Your Memories Be Forever GOOD.

Daphne Evans

June 18, 2013

I remember Mr. Byrd from when he worked with us at Bibb Co DFCS. We had many laughs together. RIP.

June 17, 2013

Carlene...Those we hold most dear never truly leave us...they live on in the kindnesses they showed the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives.

Ron & Debbie Smith

June 16, 2013

Carlene and family..I am sorry to hear of the death of your dad..I hope you can dwell on the good memories you have

Randy Toney

June 16, 2013

I remember Preacher Byrd from Thomaston Road. I was a boy then but I know that Preacher Byrd was one of the positive influences of my life that later lead to my acceptance of Jesus. Mrs. Aline, Carlene, and Karen you are in our prayers.

Mary Collier

June 16, 2013

Mrs. Byrd, May God give you and your family love and comfort through this time. Will be praying for you!

Mary Collier
Gray, Georgia 31032

Cary Stokes

June 15, 2013

Pastor Byrd baptized me in 1962 at Bethel Baptist Church in Lizella Georgia, Thanks to him and the Blood of Christ I am promised everlasting life. Now you are home to reap your reward, Godspeed.