Juanita Yoakum Byrd



Juanita Yoakum Byrd Haygood, age 96, widower of the late Lt. Col. Herman E. Byrd and the late Col. John Calvin Haygood, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

She was the daughter of late Lillian Van Bibber Yoakum and A. Greer Yoakum.
Ms. Byrd – Haygood was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class. She attended the University of Tennessee and Golden Gate University. She was a retired Real Estate Broker and was a member of the Sumter Board of Realtors and the National Board of Realtors for over 25 years. She was a former member of the Sunset Country Club, The Garden Makers Garden Club and served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Marketing Technology of Sumter Area Technical College and was a member of the Officer Wives and Thursday Club. She was a past Chairman of the Hampton Park Design Review Board and she also served on the Sumter Zoning Adjustment Board, and briefly on the Shepherd Center Board.

Ms. Byrd – Haygood lived many places as an Air Force wife but had made Sumter her home for the past 50 years. One of her many interests were golfing and gardening.
She is survived by two sons, Herman Byrd and his wife Sander of TX and Lanny Byrd and his wife Paula of AL; one daughter, Pamela Byrd Jacob of Sumter; six grandchildren, Justin Holley, Travis, Garrett, Noah, Cole and Courtland Byrd; two sisters, Freda Yoakum Byrd of TN and Kathryn Yoakum Denney of KY and one niece and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Yoakum; three brothers, Glenn, Klye and Ralph Yoakum and a grandson, Joshua Jacob.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 22, 20187 at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Calvert officiating. Burial will be held in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.

The Family will receive friends on Monday, October 22, 2108 from 10:00am - 11:00am at the First Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to The First Baptist Church, "Benevolence Fund", 107 Liberty Street, Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to Bullockfuneralhome.com to sign the family's guestbook.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home.