Virginia Byrd

Sandersville, GA – Virginia Byrd, 86, wife of 66 years to Wesley F. Byrd, entered into rest Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held Monday, March 2, 2015, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Jim Martin officiating.

Mrs. Byrd, daughter of the late William Harold and Georgia Williams Newman, was born in Bath, GA. She was a charter member of Burns Memorial United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, William Harold “Billy” Newman, Jr, and Raymond A. Newman.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughters, Georgianna Rowe (Jimmy), of Thomson, Margie Robinson (Ronald), of Milledgeville, Angela Holley, of Sandersville, and Jennie Morales (Frank) also of Sandersville; her brothers, Jimmy Newman (Effie), of Evans, Jerry Newman (Twila), also of Evans, and Charles Rhind Newman (Lee), of Lanham, MD; her grandchildren, William Wesley Rowe, James Robert Rowe, Ronald E. Robinson, Jr, Marcus Patrick Robinson, Kevin A. Holley, Stephen A. Holley, and Alexandria L. Morales; and 11 great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Georgia,
41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346; or to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, GA 30909; or to the Washington County Regional Medical Center, 610 Sparta Rd, Sandersville, GA 31082.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA 30906.

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