Conflicting information on date of birth. One grave marker gives a date of Dec. 28, 1901; another grave marker gives a date of 1883, and the Social Security Death Index gives a date of May 28, 1896. ________________
Mrs. Aurelia Jones Byrd, 104, died Thursday at her residence in Evans County. Mrs. Byrd was a native of Bryan County, a member of Bessenger Tabernacle Church and the Baptist Burial Society. She was also Mother of the Church.
She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Eunice Hilton, Register, Mrs. Irene Hogans and Mrs. Jeanette Moody, both of Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. Sarah Adams, Claxton, Mrs. Hazel Pittman, Atlanta and Mrs. Gertrude Hayward of Chidago, Ill.; two sons, Sylvester Byrd, Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Samuel Byrd, Claxton; one sister, Mrs. Christine Edmond, Pembroke, and 61 grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Burns, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The James R. Barnes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald - May 2, 1987 ________
Georgia Death Records Name: Aurelia J Byrd Death Date: 30 Apr 1987 County of Death: Evans Gender: F (Female) Race: Black Age: 90 Years County of Residence: Bullock Certificate: 018844 Date Filed: 18 May 1987 ______
Social Security Death Index Name: Aurelia Byrd Last Residence: 30417 Claxton, Evans, Georgia Born: 28 May 1896 Died: Apr 1987 State (Year) SSN issued: Georgia (1954)