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Euverla Ruth “Byrd” Kerr

Published 2:51pm Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January 14, 2014 

Funeral for Euverla Ruth Byrd Kerr, 81, of Hartselle will be Fri., Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be at Hartselle City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thurs., Jan. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle.

Mrs. Byrd Kerr died Tues., Jan. 14, 2014, at her residence. She was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Albertville to Charles and Louise Cherry and grew up in Gadsden. She met her beloved husband of 62 years, Mr. Elmo Kerr, in Gadsden when she was 15 years old and they were married on June 21, 1951. The family moved to Hartselle in 1962. Mrs. Byrd Kerr was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Hartselle for 51 years. She was very proud of her service as secretary at Burleson Elementary School in Hartselle for 24 years, where she loved and was loved by hundreds of now grown children and by teachers and staff. She and Mr. Kerr retired 22 years ago and enjoyed square dancing, travel, visiting with family, and tailgating at Hartselle Tiger football games, where their grandson Russell Powell played Center. Mrs. Byrd Kerr was always a dedicated mother and wife. She was beloved by students, family and friends and well known for her tender gentle spirit, big bright smile and genuine concern and care for others. She was preceded in death by Mr. Kerr.

Mrs. Byrd Kerr is survived by her daughter, Carol Powell (Randy) of Hartselle; a son, Steve Kerr (Jean) of Atlanta; grandsons, Gaines Kerr and Russell Powell; and sister, Maxine Hemrick of Gadsden.

She was lovingly cared for during her last months by caregivers and dear friends Susie and Shirley Rodgers.

Pallbearers will be Gaines Kerr, Russell Powell, Dwain Wallace, Mike Sparkman, Harry Houston and Bill King.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Byrd Kerr to the Good Samaritan Fund for Needy Children at the First United Methodist Church, 210 Hickory Street SE, Hartselle, AL 35640.



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