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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Opal Byrd Obituary

  • Opal Jean Byrd, 73, of Helena- West Helena, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Little Rock.
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  • Opal Jean Byrd, 73, of Helena- West Helena, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Little Rock. Mrs. Byrd was born March 25, 1940 at Advance to the late Winfred A. White and the late Maudie Acklin White. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and worked as a preschool teacher's aide for the Barton School District. She leaves her husband of 55 years, Robert Byrd; a son, Robert D. Byrd (Tasha) of Austin; two daughters, Brenda Bennett (Mike) of Greenbriar and Donna Holt (Kenny) of Helena-West Helena; 10 grandchildren, Beth Miller (Jeremy), Robert Bennett (Mika), Kaleb Holt, Ryan Holt (Avery), Hunter Holt, Brent Holt, Eva Abbi Byrd, Maddox Byrd, Braylen Byrd and Justin Ray; five great-grandchildren, Bennett Miller, Blair Miller, Brenna Miller, Brighton Miller and Brooks Bennett; a sister, Ida Mae Chamness (Fred) of Manassas, Va.; and a special nephew, Brian White of Helena-West Helena. Her parents and a brother, Melvin White, preceded her in death. Graveside services for Opal Byrd will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23at Sunset Memorial Park at Helena-West Helena. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Rev. Fred Garrison will officiate. Pallbearers are Robert Bennett, Kaleb Holt, Ryan Holt, Hunter Holt, Brent Holt and Brian White. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena, will direct services. Friends and relatives may sign the online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com .
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