James Wilkes "Buck" Byrd, age 56, of Woodlawn passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Little Rock. He was born April 21, 1961 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Riley and Maple Brown Byrd. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired auto mechanic. Mr. Byrd was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and three sisters.
Left to cherish his memory is one daughter, Bailey Byrd; one brother, Larry Ross; one sister, Marie Roberts; one granddaughter, Genesis Phillips; four nephews and three nieces.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Friday at Buie Funeral Home in Rison with Brother Doney Blackerby officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Rison. Visitation will be 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are by Buie Funeral Home of Rison. www.buiefuneralhome.com.
Baby Peyton James McElroy passed away peacefully June 5, 2017 at JRMC. Peyton was the son of Timothy McElroy and Jessica Fountain.
Peyton was preceded in death by his Big Brother Joseph Buckhanan Jr., Grandfather James Lynn McElroy, Great Grandparents U.Z. and Jessie B. Williams and Eddie and Clovie Fountain Sr.
Baby Peyton is survived by his older siblings, Sister Zemirah Compton and Eli Whitfield both of Pine Bluff, AR. Grandparents Edwina McElroy, and Eddie and Teresa Fountain also all of Pine Bluff, AR. Godparents Augustus and Betty Ellison of Pine Bluff, AR.
Graveside Services will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6pm at Bethany Chapel Cemetery on Grider Field Road, Pine Bluff, AR. Pastor Micheal Williams Sr., officiant. Services by Perry Funeral Home.