Forrest J. Byard
Of Urbana Died
At Age 80
Forrest J. Byard, 80, a former resident of Mt. Vernon, and late of Urbana,
died at 12:15 a.m. Monday in Burnham Hospital in Champaign. He was a
maintenance man at Mr. Vernon High School before his retirement.
Mr. Byard was born in Jefferson County Sept. 5, 1901, the son of William H. and
Lillian E. (Seward) Byard. On Feb. 18, 1939, in Mt. Vernon, he married Nina
Wells Tittle, and she survives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home with
J. Howard Kraps officiating. Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Byard was a member of the Central Church of Christ and Mt. Vernon Masonic
Lodge No. 31 A. F. and A. M.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Darrell Byard of Chicago
Heights and Terrell Tittle of Urbana; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
one brother, Virgil Byard of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Myrtle Byard of Mt. Vernon and
Mr. Byard was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, his parents and an
Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Handwritten date on obituary - Sept. 14, 1981
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans