Grace Marie Byrom (Grandma Grace), 96, of Mineral Springs, Ark., passed from her worldly home on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Nashville, Ark.
She was born on Nov. 2, 1920 in Glenpool, Okla., the daughter of the late Cairl V. and Burley Rebecca Clanton Cass.
Mrs. Byrom was a member of the Industrial City Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, where she lived from 1948 to 1962. Grace began raising chickens for Tyson Foods in 1969 until the ice storm in 2000, when she retired at age 80. She loved fishing, gardening, working in the yard, sewing, quilting, with much of her work being hand stitched and hand quilted. She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, the bigger the better and couldn’t hardly be beat in dominoes or forty-two.
She loved holding kids of all ages and singing songs that her Daddy used to sing to her. She lived through two World Wars, the Great Dust Bowl, The Great Depression, and many long hard days in the cotton field picking cotton or bolls. She wasn’t a stranger to hard work and hard times. She made the best of what life dealt her. She loved her family but most of all her God. The world is a better place because of her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace James Byrom; a daughter, Burley Byrom Furr; a grandson, Rodney Furr; eight siblings, Roy M. Cass, Dorothy O. McBath, Herman H. Cass, Rebecca M. (Becky) Crow, Theresa M. (Bobbie) Mitchell, Burl B. (Johnny) Cass, Mary Jane Shirley, Cairl Lee (Carl) Cass; as well as two sons-in-law, Vernon Landtroop and Charles Furr.
Survivors include: four daughters, Annie Ruth Byrom Landtroop of Mineral Springs, Ark.; Clara Marie Furr of Nashville, Ark.; Joy May Byrom Scott and husband, Loyd, of Mineral Springs, AR; and Barbara Fay Byrom Short and husband Carey of Nasvhille, Ark.; grandchildren, Jammy Furr, Sherry Pedron, Janna Lee Young, Johnny L. Furr, Shane Landtroop, Sheraye Landtroop Cox, Shay Landtroop, Lavonlie Scott Beaird, Marion Scott, Amanda Short Campbell, Greg Furr, and Curtis Furr. Great grandchildren, Ansley Landtroop, Brandy Tuberville, Chance Keeton, Megan Floyd, Sarah Furr, Morgan Furr, Kaylan Smith, Dustin Pedron, Jarrah Furr, Charles L. Furr, Tambra Hughes, Tia Shamoon, Tiffany Wilson, Marion Loyd Scott Jr., Josh Alan Scott, Jonathan Scott, Dakota Beaird, Ashton Short, Grace Campbell, Maggie Campbell, Thatcher Furr, Slade Furr, and Abby Furr; as well as 33 great-great grandchildren, son-in-law Jimmy Furr, and her best friend of 55 years, Addie Belle Rogers.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 27 at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.
Celebration of life services will be 3 p.m., Friday, April 28, at the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville, with Bro. Keith Mays and Brenton Furr officiating. Burial will follow in County Line Cemetery, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville.