December 14, 1918 ~ February 22, 2011

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

MARGARET ELIZABETH BYERLY ASHEVILLE – Margaret Elizabeth Byerly, 92, formerly of 155 Vermont Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, died on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Chunn's Cove Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Eliza Anderson Byerly and Roy Pickens Byerly, Sr. Ms. Byerly was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, The Tuesday Morning Group and Sprinkle Sunday School Class. She was a former member of The Rhododendron Club and West Asheville Branch of The American Legion. She was a Veteran of WWII having served in the WAAC and then one of the first to have been in The Women's Army Air Force. She received an Honorable Discharge in November 1945 having military service from March 1943. Ms. Byerly was a retired federal employee having retired in December 1984 from the Asheville VA Medical Center. She had previously been with General Accounting Office, (Pastoral Accounts Division), Donaldson Air Force Base, Greenville, South Carolina, Selective Service System (Buncombe County Local Board #11), and the Department of State (Foreign Service Staff) Washington, D.C. She had transferred extensively while with the Federal Government and retired after 40 years of government service. She was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Ms. Byerly is survived by two brothers, James Richard Byerly and wife Mary, Asheville, NC, and Charles Jackson (Jack) Byerly of Greenwood, SC; 5 nephews, Roy P. Byerly III, Michael Edward Byerly, Edgar Byrd Byerly, Aaron Heath Byerly and Christopher Shane Byerly; devoted niece Miriam Byerly; 3 grandnieces and 3 grandnephews. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rodney Hagans Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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  1. We were saddened to learn of Lib’s death. We first met Lib at Trinity Methodist Church and she was a sweet
    and loveable person and will certainly be missed. P{lease accept our sincere condolences.


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