Dora F. Byers was born the daughter of James Otis Barnett and Pauline Elizabeth (Ditmore) Barnett, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 17, 1942 and departed this life on December 29, 2019 in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 77.
Dora is survived by four sons, James Rance and wife, Melissa of Ava, Missouri, Tim Byers and wife, Cindy of Springfield, Missouri, Teddy Byers of Hardy, Arkansas, and Johnny Byers of Springfield, Missouri; two daughters, Donna Byers and husband, Farrell of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and Shelli Nobles of Big Sandy, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Wesley Rance, Deniece Byers, Makayla Otto and husband, John, Travis Byers, Tiffany Byers, and Monica Byers; one brother, Rusty Barnett and wife, Vera; several great grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Byers, Jr., and her parents, James and Pauline Barnett.
Dora was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Banks Baptist Church.
She worked for Emerson Electric in Ava, MO. After moving to Mammoth Spring, she loved helping in the church. Dora taught Kids for Christ for many years.
Dora loved to craft and sew. She worked with the “comfort ladies” at her church making quilts. When she was not able to go out, she made baby quilts and stockings and sent them to the unwed mother’s home in Little Rock
She will be greatly missed by the community in which she lived, her cat Friskie and all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services for Dora F. Byers will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Linny Finny and Brother Bruce Stone officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.
Burial will be in Perry Cemetery near Wirth, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
The family would like to thank SBHH for all their services with a special thanks to Melissa Rush, RN, who was very helpful during Dora’s illness.