Linda Byrd Earley, age 73, of Rutherfordton, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017.
She was a native of Rutherford County and the daughter of the late Ray Edgar Byrd and the late Ruby Ethel Harris Byrd. She was a member of Southern Baptist Church, a graduate of R-S Central High School class of 1961 and a graduate of Cecil's Business College. She retired from Mastercraft as the General Accounting Manager. She loved to quilt, sew, paint, garden and spending time with family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her twin sons Kenneth Ray Earley and Kevin Reid Earley, one brother James Preston Byrd and two brothers in law; Glen Atchley and Larry Crowe.
She is survived by her husband: Donald R. Earley. One daughter: Donna E. White and husband Marcus. One son: Jeff R. Earley and wife Patricia Lyn. One sister: Kay Frances Crowe. Four grandchildren, two nephews: Dr. James Preston Byrd and wife Karen Darren Byrd and wife Elaine. Three nieces: Connie Shytle and husband Jeff, Kim Wheat and husband Steve and Melissa Atchley. Great Nieces and Nephews: Sarah, Zach, Michael, Savannah, Olivia, Caroline, Logan and Amanda.
Funeral service was held at Southern Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Philbeck, Reverend John Perry and Dr. James Preston Byrd officiating.
Interment was held at Southern Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Southern Baptist Church; 140 Church St. Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or Hospice of Rutherford County at P.O. Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043.
McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of the arrangements.