James Meneice Byers

Born: Thu., May 4, 1950
Died: Tue., Dec. 18, 2012

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James Meneice Byers of Eatonton, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the age of 62 at St. Mary''s Hospital in Athens, GA. He was born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1950, the son of the late James Robert Byers and Mary Louise Meneice Byers. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania and attended college in Hookstown, Ohio. He was a devoted husband, father and servant of the Lord and was the owner and operator of Kingfort Homes in Eatonton, GA. Jim enjoyed making jewelry, furniture, restoring old cars and building houses. He was extremely gifted with his hands and was mechanically minded. Jim attended the mens class at Bible Fellowship Church in Eatonton and G men at Atlas Ministries in Greensboro. He was also a deacon at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church and a member of Lake Oconee Area Builders Association. Jim had lived on Lake Oconee since 1988 and married Terry Hampton on January 12, 1990.

In addition to his devoted wife, Terry Hampton Byers of Eatonton, GA, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Hampton Spurlin and husband David of Watkinsville, GA and Lauren Caldwell of Bostwick, GA; son, John Caldwell and wife Eoy of Ponte-Vedra, FL; brother-in-law, James Harrison of Palm Beach, FL; grandchildren, Grady Lake Spurlin, John Dawson Caldwell, Michael William Caldwell and Robert Hampton Caldwell; niece, Kathleen Harrison; nephew, James Harrison; and a number of other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Elizabeth "Beth" Harrison.

A Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church, 113 Scott Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 with Rev. Mike Willard officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. The family requests any memorials be made to the Central Georgia Christian Food Bank, c/o Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church, 113 Scott Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 or Gideons, International, P. O. 214, Madison, GA 30650. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Cecile Byram
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
Dearest Terry and Family of Jim, Please know that we are with you in prayer and spirit at this difficult time. We wish you strength and Christ's peace, and a smile as you honor Jim's new journey. Love, Cecile and Don Byram

Shirley & Randy Bole
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May the Lord give you strength for the days ahead.D

Sherry & Alan Johnson
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
We extend our deepest sympathy to Jim's family. We pray that God will cover you with strength and love and that your memories will be a precious source of healing and comfort. We will all miss Jim. Alan & Sherry Johnson

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
AMMm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Jim was a wonderful kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

RICK WARD
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
Jim, your presence on Monday night will be sorely missed and your deeds we will always remember. Well done good and faithful servant, well done.

Coral Schantz Bollinger
   Posted Sat December 22, 2012
Please except my deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim, we graduated together and I always thought Jim was a great person to know. Coral Schantz Bollinger/ Lincoln High School Class of 1968 Ellwood City, PA

Patrick Tice
   Posted Sat December 22, 2012
Dear Lauren and family, Jerrie and I were inspired by the memorial service today. The amazing outpouring of love from the community is a magnificent display of the extent to which God used Mr. Byers to touch countless lives for Jesus Christ. We love you and continue to pray for you daily. Patrick and Jerrie Tice

Dennis KIngston
   Posted Sun December 23, 2012
My sympathies to the Byers family. Jim and I went to school together from kindergarten on to graduation. We often played together as children and visited each others homes but lost touch later in life. He'll be missed

Rosemary Buttermore
   Posted Mon December 24, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Jim's death. Words of praise regarding Jim's character and talent are many. A great loss. My deepest sympathy to all the family.