Dixie Byrd, 81, of Burnsville, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Caroline Bradford Howell, and the wife of Harold Byrd, who passed away in 2001. She was also preceded in death by brothers: Masel, Roy and Charles Howell; and a sister: Nadine Hutchins.
Surviving are a son: David Byrd of Burnsville; sisters: Susan Lewis of Columbia, SC and Ella Schafer of Ceredo, WV; and brothers: Eugene Howell of Marion and Arthur Douglas Howell of Anakoko, LA.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Raymond Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in the McIntosh/Randolph Cemetery on Little Creek.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7PM Thursday in the funeral home chapel.