Alva J. "Alvie" Byars

Alva J. "Alvie" Byars

Male 1920 - 2012  (91 years)

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  • Name Alva J. "Alvie" Byars 
    Born 16 Sep 1920  Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Minister at Salem Church of Christ  [2
    Religion Church of Christ  [2
    Military WW II Veteran  [2
    Died 3 May 2012  McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • at the Raintree Manor Nursing Home...
    Buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I5924  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2014 

    Father Samuel Hand "Sam" Byars,   b. 27 Jul 1882, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1954, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Nancy Elizabeth Rankhorn,   b. 7 Oct 1880, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1947, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1773  Group Sheet

    Family Delma Smith,   b. 18 Sep 1920, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1984, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1940  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Douglas Byars
     2. Larry Price Byars,   b. 31 Jan 1942, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2012, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)
     3. Dwain Byars
     4. Bobby Ray Byars
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F2174  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Sep 1920 - Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Feb 1940 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 May 2012 - McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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    Alva J. Byars (1920-2012)
    Alva J. Byars (1920-2012)
    McMinnville resident and Warren County native Alvie J. Byars, age 91, was born September 16, 1920 and died May 4, 2012 at Raintree Manor Nursing Home. A broadcast engineer and lifelong member of the Church of Christ where he served as minister of the Salem Church of Christ for several years, he was the son of the late Samuel Hand and Nancy Rankhorn Byars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delma Smith Byars and a son, Larry Price Byars.

    Mr. Byars was a combat veteran having served with the United States Navy Submarine Service in the South Pacific Theater. He was a Ham Radio enthusiast and a locally well-known broadcast engineer.

    He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Clara Byars of McMinnville, Dwain and Barbara Byars of Franklin, TN and Bob and Debbie Byars of North Little Rock, AR and nine grandchildren.

    At Mr. Byars' request, all services will be private.

  • Notes 
    • BYARS, Alvie J. - McMinnville resident and Warren County native Alvie J. Byars, age 91, was born September 16, 1920 and died May 4, 2012 at Raintree Manor Nursing Home. A broadcast engineer and lifelong member of the Church of Christ where he served as minister of the Salem Church of Christ for several years, he was the son of the late Samuel Hand and Nancy Rankhorn Byars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Delma Smith Byars and a son, Larry Price Byars.

      Mr. Byars was a combat veteran having served with the United States Navy Submarine Service in the South Pacific Theater. He was a Ham Radio enthusiast and a locally well-known broadcast engineer.

      He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Clara Byars of McMinnville, Dwain and Barbara Byars of Franklin, TN and Bob and Debbie Byars of North Little Rock, AR and nine grandchildren.

      At Mr. Byars' request, all services will be private.

      Full military honors will be administered by the VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Meals on Wheels both c/o High's. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S568] "Smyrna Church of Christ, McMinnville, Tennessee, History of the First, p. 117 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2293] http://www.highfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1706917&fh_id=11416.

    3. [S2294] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=byars&GSby=1920&GSbyrel=in&GSdy=2012&GSdyrel=in&GSst=45&GScntry=4&.

    4. [S13545] "High's Funeral Home Records",McMinnville,Warren Co.,TN transcribed by Shirley, p. 60 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S6658] "Warren County,TN Marriages: 1900-1950", transcribed & compiled by A.C.Hillis, p. 367 (Reliability: 3).