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Donis Ward Byrd Jr., was born in Pascagoula, was a former resident of Baton Rouge, La., and most recently resided in Franklin County’s McCall Creek community. He passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the age of 70.

Mr. Byrd was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and cutting his grass.

He is survived by his son, Jordan Byrd; his sister, Roxanne Byrd Traigle and husband, Glynn; and numerous nieces, cousins and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donis Sr., and Wanda Anderson Byrd; and his brother, Russell Lee Byrd.

A service to celebrate Donis’s life will be held at a later date.

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Church Funeral Services of Baton Rouge, La., is in charge of arrangements.

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