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Willie Wyona Byrd

December 1, 1927November 19, 2020

Willie Wyona Byrd, 92, left in her sleep on November 19, 2020. She was the daughter of Archie “Gramp” Hampton Dunbar and Girlie Rish Dunbar.

She started her life on the family farm near the former community of Rishton, not too far from Pelion, South Carolina. She grew up in overalls working the farm, picking cotton and working mules. She started school in the second grade and graduated from Fairview High School in the 11th grade. She graduated from USC. She started her teaching career in Branchville, SC, and then married her WWII and Korean War Navy man, George Lewis Byrd. She taught at schools on many military bases including Morocco and ending in Beaufort, SC. She then taught at Brookland-Cayce High School for many years where she was the head of the Math Department. She started church at Florence Baptist, near Pelion, then became a member of West Side Baptist for over 50 years.

She is survived by her two children, Forrest Steven Byrd (Ann) and Jenny MacDougall (James); granddaughter, Crystal Blume (Troy); great-grandchildren, Grayson, Ashton and Easton Blume; grandson, Forrest Steven Byrd II (Carrie); great-grandchildren, Grady, Adalyn and John William H. Byrd (Amber); great-great-granddaughter, Braelyn Byrd; grandsons, Jason, James (Salina) and Justin MacDougall; great-grandchildren, Connor, Holly, Aaron, Mya and Carsyn MacDougall as well as her brother, Adger Hampton Dunbar.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Southland Memorial Gardens.

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    Sunday, November 22, 2020

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    Sunday, November 22, 2020

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James MacDougall

November 26, 2020

Steven Byrd, Christal Blume, Forrest Byrd, Anne Byrd, William Byrd, Wyona Byrd

Betty Almond

November 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to the family. I am unable to be there in person but my prayers and love to you all!

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James MacDougall

November 20, 2020

Family gathering 2014

Ann Byrd

November 20, 2020

Ann Byrd

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Carrie Byrd

November 20, 2020

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