Hightower Byars

Published 11:36 am Friday, October 28, 2011

GUNTOWN, Miss. — Sandra Faye Hightower Byars of Guntown died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was 67.

Born in Itta Bena, Mrs. Byars was employed for 33 years by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Baldwyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn Wood Hightower and Maudine Couch Hightower.

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Survivors include her husband, George Byars of Guntown; two daughters, Tamala Fay Anderson of Decatur, Ala., and Sandra Lynn Carwyle of Thaxton, Miss.; four sisters, Annie Sue Upchurch of Greenwood, Betty Lynn LaMantia of Grenada, Kaye Hightower of Monroe, La., and Carole Pickering of Cupertino, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City with the Rev. Ray Morton officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Big Creek. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Saturday until the service.

Pallbearers will be Chip Upchurch, Chuck Upchurch, James Carwyle, Donald Matthews, Kirk McIntyre, Frank Burke, Dillon Matthews and Timmy Morris.

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