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Betty Jo Slater Byrd, 79


Passed Away: 02/15/2013


Betty Jo Slater Byrd, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, following a brief diagnosis of cancer.



Ms. Byrd was born on April 5, 1933, in Carnesville, Georgia; daughter of the late Hobart and Flora Lee Elrod Slater. She was also preceded in death by the father of her children, Jones Wiley Byrd. Ms. Byrd was a very dedicated homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.



Survivors include her daughters, Tina J. Robertson, Demorest, GA and Tracy L. Byrd, Baldwin, GA; sons, Joe G. Byrd, Cornelia, GA, David M. Byrd and his fiancÚ, Tina D. Dale, Liberty, SC, Kelly A. Byrd, Baldwin, GA, and Clifford J. Tuck, Demorest, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sara and Floyd McEntyre, Mt. Airy, GA and Brenda and Raymond Hall, Greenville, SC; brother, Horace T. Slater, St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, Amanda Kay Poplin, Heather Leigh Robertson, Joseph Bradley Byrd, Anthony Stephen Byrd, David Michael Byrd, II, Jeramy Lee Wiley, and Josie Amber Grindle; and great-grandchildren, Preston Lee Keller, Crystal Marie Poplin, Isabelle Robertson, and Kiera Wiley.



The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Georgia, to remember the life of Betty.



Those wishing to express online condolences to the Byrd family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.



Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Georgia

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