Janice Byrd, age 76, of Erwin passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Janice was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Melvin and Lillian Salts Tolley. She had been employed by the former Savings Center, Medicine Shoppe and Pharmaseal as well as a substitute teacher for Unicoi County School Systems. Janice loved and cared for everyone and was always there when someone needed her. She was a member of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church.
She is survived by:
Husband of 59 years: D. C. Byrd
Daughters: Pam Bailey and husband Mike of Unicoi
Sandy Byrd of Erwin
Son: Steve Byrd and wife Evelyn, Davao City, Phillipines
Three Grandsons: Jason Broyles and wife Kristi of Erwin
Corey Bailey and wife Heather of Hampton
Cole Bailey of Unicoi
Great Grandson: Riley Broyles of Erwin
Brother: Ed Tolley of Erwin
Nephew: Chris Tolley of Erwin
Uncle: J. B. Salts of Erwin
Cousins: David Salts and wife Jodi of Jonesborough
Larry Tolley and wife Margie of Gate City, VA
Becky Tolley Stoke of Johnson City
Jessica Tolley of Kingsport
Jean Casey of Kingsport
A Funeral Service for Janice Byrd will be at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Larry Tolley will officiate. A committal service will follow in the Mausoleum Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Corey Bailey, Cole Bailey, Jason Broyles and David Salts.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 12:00 PM until service time.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Janice Byrd through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.