GORDO, Ala. — Jimmy Wayne Byars, 69, died April 30, 2009, at Pickens County Medical Center. Graveside services were Saturday at 4 p.m. at Center Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Nancy Cole officiating. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform, Ala., was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Byars was born Jan. 22, 1940, in Gordo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and a retired employee of Peco Farms. He was a lifelong resident of Pickens County and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his father, James Raymond Byars, and brother, Douglas Dewin Byars. He is survived by his mother, Lorene Elmore Byars of Gordo; sister, Sharon Bailey of Gordo; and brother, Dennis Byars of Gordo.