ETHELSVILLE, Ala. — Virginia Ponds Byars, 76, died June 6, 2021, at Hospice of West Alabama.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Skelton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior and immediately following services at the funeral home. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform, Alabama is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Byars was born Nov. 3, 1944, in Ethelsville, Alabama, to the late Parker Lee Ponds and Hellon Esther Duncan Ponds. She was formerly employed as a sales lady at Stokes Clothing and was a member of Liberty Assembly of God Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Richard Byars Sr.; and siblings, Glen Ponds and Hattie Dobbins.
She is survived by her children, Cybil Clary, Toni Adams and Richie Byars; siblings, Billy Ponds, Daniel Ponds, Ricky Ponds, Luzette Lombard and Peggy Jaynes; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Will Byars, Spencer Clary, Rilee Byars, Kory Adams, Seth Harkness and Blake Moore.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Assembly of God, 268 Ruffin Road, Millport, AL 35576 or Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.