Byrum, Jossie Marie Simmons (LaFayette)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Jossie Marie Simmons Byrum, 80, of LaFayette, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy L. Simmons and Loraine Broome Simmons; daughter, Lynn Ridley; grandson, Matthew Ridley; sister, Louise Ramey; and brothers, Don, Jim and Frank Simmons.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Byrum of LaFayette, Ga.; daughter, Cindy Byrum of Athens, Tn.; son, Greg Raines of LaFayette, Ga.; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Baker of Trion, Ga., Sharon McCormick and Myra Gooden both of LaFayette, Ga., Barbara Cavin of Menlo, Ga., Linda McKeehan of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Sandra Murphy of Trion, Ga., and Martha Simmons of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the LaFayette City Cemetery with Rev. Dewey Blalock officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.


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