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 Ora <I>Vanarsdale</I> Byrd

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Ora Vanarsdale Byrd

  • Birth 12 Feb 1928
  • Death 7 Apr 2008
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 25892845

ORA BYRD, of Memphis, the second child born to the late Dewitt Vanarsdale and his wife, Rachel Vanarsdale of Camden, MS on February 12, 1921, passed away April 7, 2008. Also later in the birth order were one brother and two sisters; two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Byrd married George W. Byrd, Sr. and they enjoyed their family union and children until his death in 1975. She worked as a restaurant owner for many years in the South Memphis area, and was famous for her succulent ribs and many other mouth watering specials. Mrs. Byrd leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Dewitt Davis (Marzella), Jesse Davis (Bertha), and Cleveland Davis (Maryann); four daughters, Lenora Clayton, Minnie Yancey (James), Maxcine Johnson, and Patricia A. Threlkeld; 23 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at N. J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 12 South Parkway West. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11 at Nuevoempezar (New Beginning) Church, 3443 Tutwiler Ave. Burial will be in National Cemetery. N.J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home 901-948-7755 (Published in The Commercial Appeal on 4/10/2008.)


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  • Created by: Carole McCaig
  • Added: 9 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25892845
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ora Vanarsdale Byrd (12 Feb 1928–7 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25892845, citing Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Carole McCaig (contributor 46785778) .