Mr. William Byrd Sr., age 85, of 1239 East Jerry Road, Laurens, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019 in Conyers, Ga.

He is survived by his son, William Pitts Byrd, Jr., and his daughter, Callie Burnside; his brother, Bobby (Mary) Byrd, and his sister, Shirley Barksdale; and three grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. William Byrd Sr., will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the New Grove Baptist Church in Laurens, with Reverend Namon Dawkins officiating, burial to follow in church cemetery. The family is at the home of his brother, Bobby (Mary) Byrd, 1242 E. Jerry Rd., Laurens.