Mary “Sis” <I>Payne</I> Byars

Mary “Sis” Payne Byars

Itta Bena, Leflore County, Mississippi, USA
Death 12 Feb 2012 (aged 87)
Panola County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 87513701 · View Source
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Mary Payne "Sis" Byars, 87, passed away February 19, 2012 at her home. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at Batesville First Baptist Church, with Dr. Tommy Snyder and the Rev. Pat Ludlam officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Marks Cemetery.

Wells Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mary was born March 26, 1924 in Itta Bena to the late McSwine Avent and Blanche Bloodworth Payne. She graduated from Northwest Community College where she was chosen Most Beautiful in 1945 and was voted Miss Northwest in 1946. She completed her education at the University of Southern Mississippi. She taught school at Cascilla and Lambert High School and was also the bookkeeper for Quitman County Schools for many years.

She was a member of Marks Baptist Church until she moved to Batesville in 1997, when she joined Batesville First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Byars was the widow of Joe Randolph Byars, whom she had married in 1951.

Survivors include: her daughter, Rosemary Byars Womble of Batesville; her son Randy Byars of Oxford; her sister, Dora Payne Jones of Batesville; and three grandchildren.

The family has asked that memorials be sent to New Vision Ministry, P.O. Box 350, Batesville, or to the church of the donor's choice.

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  • Created by: Herby & Amy Bloodworth
  • Added: 28 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87513701
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary “Sis” Payne Byars (26 Mar 1924–12 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87513701, citing Marks Cemetery, Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Herby & Amy Bloodworth (contributor 47242709) .