Martha Byrd

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Funeral services for Martha Virginia Byrd, 87, of Florien, were held June 9 at Antioch Baptist Church with the Reverends Jimmie Evans, Wayne Chance and Dennis Bignar officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery.

She was born on Friday, August 7, 1931 in Tenaha, Texas, and passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jennings Osward DuBose and Reba Ray Ware Du-Bose; husband, Carroll Byrd; husband, Mack Anthony; brothers, Jennings Maurice DuBose, William “Bill” DuBose, Brian Alton DuBose, Lil J. O. DuBose Jr., and Dave DuBose; sisters, Jean Ballard, Mary Sue Chreene and Claudia Marie Harper; son-in-law, Mike Dunn; and step-daughter-in-law, Deborah Byrd.

She is survived by her children, Reagan Anthony and wife Glenda of Florien, Mack “Pookey” Anthony and wife Judy of Woodville, Texas, Cindy Funderburk and husband Kenneth of Florien, Glenda Dowden and husband David of Robeline, and Nancy Blackmon and husband Bill of Florien; brothers, Ray DuBose of Florien and Ben DuBose of Florien; 15 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Stuart Anthony, Michael Dunn, Duane Dowden, Clint Anthony, Shane Anthony, Brad Anthony, Blake Hall, Paul Remedies, and Ryan Rutherford.

Honorary pallbearers were Steven Anthony, Dixie Dowden, Amanda Remedies, Shelly Rutherford, Erica Hall and Sherree Kiffer.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Clara Springs Baptist Encampment or the Gideons.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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