2014-02-20 / Obituaries

Lynn R. Byers Fort Loudon, 74

Lynn Roger Byers, 74, Fort Loudon, died at 9:05 a.m., February 12, 2014, at his home.

Born January 19, 1940, at McConnellsburg, he was a son of Bertha Black Byers of Fayetteville, and the late Lynn A. Byers.

He was employed for 34 years at Mercersburg Tannery. He later worked for R.A. Hill Construction, and was last employed by St. Thomas Towing.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ of Ft. Loudon, where he attended regularly and was recently appointed an elder and a former volunteer fireman for MMP&W Fire Co. of Mercersburg. For a number of years he bowled for the Tannery bowling team. He followed NASCAR, was a good mechanic himself and enjoyed tinkering with lawn mowers and at one time painted vehicles.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lois F. Helman Byers, whom he married February 13, 1965; children: Pamela D. and husband Raymond Wagaman of Fort Loudon; Todd E. and wife Misty Helman of Three Springs; Tracy L. and wife Candi Byers of Chambersburg; Michael C. Redmond of Maryland; Toby E. Byers of Fort Loudon; Barry E. Redmond of Harrisburg; and Lisa R. and husband Todd Molchan of Fort Loudon; 13 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren; two sisters: Sheila F. McKee of St. Thomas and Sandra Hawbaker of Waynesboro.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, February 17, 2014, at Trinity UCC of Ft. Loudon. Rev. Valeria Schmidt officiated. Interment was at Stenger Hill Cemetery, Ft. Loudon.

Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, was in charge of arrangements.

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