Elmer A. Byrum

September 3, 2012


COLERAIN – Elmer Ashley ‘Fluggie’ Byrum, age 83, of Perrytown Road, died Monday, September 3, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Byrum was born in Bertie County on December 30, 1928, a son of the late Emma Evans and George W. Byrum. A retired farmer, Mr. Byrum was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, a former volunteer fireman with the Perrytown Fire Department, and a former member of the Colerain Lion’s Club.

Mr. Byrum is survived by his loving wife, Mary Elizabeth Stratton Byrum, daughter, Judy B. Freeman and husband, David, of Colerain, NC; son, Ashley Byrum and wife, Sue of Colerain, NC; grandchildren, Israel Byrum and wife Courtney, Tracy Byrum and wife Casey, Josh Freeman, Kyle Freeman and Lance Freeman; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Byrum, Evan Byrum and Banks Byrum.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Bethany Baptist Church, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Tommy Tripp officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, Ahoskie, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vidant Home Health & Hospice, P. O. Box 272, Ahoskie NC 27910.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.

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11 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. There is a for Sure Hope. Jesus Christ boldly promised that millions now dead will live again. He said do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. Yes Jesus promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever under peaceful paradasaic conditions. Luke 3:43, John 3:16,17:3, and Psalms 37:29, and Matthew 5:5.

Mike Perry
11 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Elmer’s passing. He will certainly be missed and I’ll always have fond memories of him. I’m unable to come down for the funeral, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. All my love to Aunt Mary Elizabeth, Ashley and his family, and Judy and her family during their time of grief. May God bless each of you.

The Davenport's
11 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Fluggie’s passing. Please know that each and everyone of yall are in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to stay there for a while also. We all know yalls pain all to well. Please know that Fluggie is having the time of his life in heaven with Jesus. Sometimes I still get depressed since my dad past on and then I think of all the wonderful things he has and has healthy his body and mind is and I am sure he wouldn’t come back to this crazy place we call earth for anything.Please let us know if yall need anything at all. Remember to seek God for strength and guidance for the days to follow. Love you all, Dennis, Joy, Brooks, O’Neil and Casey.