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Mrs. Emma Patterson Byers

Mrs. John Byers a life long resident of Celeste died at 1:45 AM, Saturday, at her home following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, in the Celeste Methodist Church. The Rev. Albert Click and the Rev. H. B. Gideon will officiate. Interment will be in the Celeste Cemetery.

Coker-Mathews-Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Born on June 12, 1888, in Kingston, Mrs. Byers was the daughter of Albert Patterson and Hattie Hefner Patterson. She was a member of the Celeste Methodist Church and was married to John Byers on April 13, 1935, in Celeste.

Survivors include her husband; one sister, Mrs. Jewel Perkins of Celeste; and several nieces and nephews. One sister and one brother preceded her in death.

The remains will rest at the family home in Celeste until the hour for the service.

(January 8, 1961, The Greenville Herald Banner)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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