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Mary Elizabeth Toney Byers
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1938
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 2006
Washington County
Tennessee, USA

After a long battle with cancer our precious loved one Mary Elizabeth Toney Byers, 68, of Telford TN. reached up and took the hand of the Lord and went home. Her healing is complete.

Mary was born in Washington County and was a daughter of the late James K. Polk and Vinia Hammit Toney. She was also preceded in death by a son Kyle Eugene Byers and a brother Charles Toney and a special son-in-law Andrew Metcalf. Mary was a member of Mayberry Community Church where she attended until her health failed. She was a homemaker.

Surviving: her husband Eugene Byers of the home; daughters Judy Lyons-Metcalf, Telford, Judith Brown, Mosheim, Susie Taylor Woods and Jenny and husband Jed Bennett all of Telford; sons James and wife Mitzi Toney, Elizabethton and Joseph and wife Crystal Byers, Jonesborough; grandchildren Kevin Lyons and wife Mitsy, Tara Enriquez and husband Doug, Kyle Jason Lyons, Elizabeth Jones and husband Todd, Chris Brown, Amy Brown, Josh Taylor, Ashley Byers, Caleb Rogers, Katie Rogers and Anthony Bennett; great-grandchildren D.J. Lyons, Silas Enriquez, Ariel Jones, Tyler Brown and Evan Brown. A special grandchild and great-grandchild not yet born, but will know and love her through the memories of her family and for all those to come, she will never be forgotten. Sisters Josephine Jackson, Telford, Lillian Greene, Jonesborough, Annabelle Cofer and Fannie McKee both of NC and Judie Fletcher, Telford; A special nephew Calvin Keplinger Jr., Telford and several other nieces & nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Toney Byers will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at Mayberry Community Church with Rev. John Hitechew, Rev. Lester Morelock and Rev. Freddie Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Vincent Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 to 2:00 pm Wednesday prior to the funeral service and other times at the home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the burial fund at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 98, Jonesborough, TN

Condolences may be sent to the Byers family online at

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremations Services 423-753-3821
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  Kyle "Eugene" Byers (1932 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Mayberry Cemetery
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Danny
Record added: Feb 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18073773
Mary Elizabeth <i>Toney</i> Byers
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- Danny
 Added: Feb. 25, 2007

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