Willene Byrd Gann – Obituary

By  | May 12, 2017 | Filed under: Hamilton Funeral Home, Obituaries

Willene Byrd Gann, age 88, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday morning, May 10th, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 12th, 2017, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 13th, 2017, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jeff Fleming officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memorial Gardens (Hamilton Memory Gardens), Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Willene Byrd Gann was born August 6th, 1928, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Chester Walter and Ophelia Young Byrd. She attended Byrd School in the Byrd Community and Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Alabama. After marriage in December 1946, she and her husband, Lowell Dow Gann, moved to Zion, Illinois where they remained until after their retirement and then moved back to their hometown of Hamilton, Alabama. Lowell preceded her in death in September, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Dow Gann; her parents, Walter Chester “Chess” Byrd and Ophelia Byrd Gann; 4 brothers, Clyde Byrd, Elmer Byrd, Woodrow “Woodie” Byrd, and Doil Byrd; and 3 sisters, Ruby Byrd Price, Dorothy Byrd Flournoy, and Inez Byrd Smith.

She is survived by 4 sons, William Dow (Peggy) Gann, Roger Dale (Julie) Gann, Don Hugh Gann (Judy Webb Mays), and Gary (Jaquelin) Gann; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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