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Melton Ambrose Byerly
February 22, 1948 - January 24, 2021

Mr. Melton A. Byerly Sr., of Trumann departed from this life on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 2 days.  He was born Sunday, February 22, 1948 in Trumann and lived most of his lifetime in Trumann.  In his neighborhood the neighbors were known as his people, and family was his upmost importance.  He loved people and helping people from the bottom of his heart gave him the most enjoyment.  Not only was he a great butcher he was a great gardener and was always available to give free rides on his Ford tractor to his grandkids and great-grandkids.  Melton was a retired business owner of Byerly’s Meat Market for over 40 years and attended First Assembly of God Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Alba Canamore Byerly      He is survived by his wife, Patty Byerly of the home, two sons, Melton Byerly Jr., of Bradenton, FL Patrick Byerly of Trumann; two sisters, Dian (Tip) Whitlock  and Sue (Danny) Davis both of Trumann; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.       Visitation will be Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God in Trumann.  Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with Rev. Kenneth Doke officiating.  Burial will follow at Holly Springs Cemetery in Harrisburg under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Trumann.       In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines social distancing will be required along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form will be required.        An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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January 27, 2021
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

First Assembly of God
27654 W Main Ext
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

January 27, 2021
02:00 PM

First Assembly of God
27654 W Main Ext
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Dottie Kilgore Chatman, Monticello AR says

    My thoughts and prayers are with all your family I am so sorry. Mr. Byerly was a good man. He will be miss dearly.

  2. Michelle prunty, Trumann says

    I am so sad to hear about Mr. Melton passing. He was always good to me and my family. He was always kind , friendly and giving to his church and the community. He has helped so many . my family sends their prayers to his family and pray that they get through this time of need.

  3. James Brewington, Jonesboro says

    Prayers to family.

  4. Cecilia & Lester Parker, TRUMANN says

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers

  5. Carolyn Hendrix Mealer, Trumann AR says

    Patrick, My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cling to your memories. Love ya, Carolyn Hendrix Mealer

  6. April Gregory Wright Adams, Trumann says

    Melton was the kindest man. Always was good to my family. I will never forget him singing "Oh Danny Boy" to my husband. He will forever be loved and missed. My prayers the family.

  7. Tammie Beebe, Sheridan says

    We, Billy Beebe and Tammie Beebe, always thought the world of Mr. Byerly. My girls remember he always had something for the kids. He will be greatly missed. May God be with his family and comfort them. Love you Mr. Byerly

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