Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home.
DURHAM Mrs. Annie Lorae Murray Byrd, 85, of Durham, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018.
Mrs. Byrd was born in Nash County, the daughter of the late George Savannah Murray and Mecie Gray Strickland Murray. She retired from the American Tobacco Company. She was a member of Abundant Life Ministries. She loved her Lord and family and was a true soldier for Christ. She played basketball in High School; was an avid Duke basketball fan and known by many as “Hollywood.” She also enjoyed listening to “Dolly Parton” and dining at Cracker Barrel.
Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Sherman Byrd; daughter, Marlene Byrd Brown; two brothers, George Savannah Murray, Nelson Murray; six sisters, Betty Murray, Christine Massey, Daphine Tingen, Ruby Murray, Eula Pollock and Evelyn Murray.
She is survived by her daughters, Pam Byrd Andrews (Mike), Teresa Byrd McCabe (fiancé Carl); five grandchildren, Brett Andrews (Brittney), Donald McCabe III, Kelsey McCabe, Joshua Brown (Jodi). Savannah McCabe; great-granddaughter, Raelynn Andrews and many other loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church. Dr. Rick Finley, Rev. Willie Teachey and Rev. Kevin Barbour will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Joshua Brown, Brett Andrews, Carl Dangerfield, Mike Andrews, Donald McCabe and Jeff Murray. Honorary pallbearer will be Mike Murray.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneralhome.com.
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