Kathleen Byram


TISHOMINGO, MS. – Ollie Kathleen Ryan Byram, 88, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Tishomingo Living Center, Iuka, Ms. She was born in Prentiss County, Ms. and was owner of Kathy’s Korner. She was librarian for Town of Tishomingo Library and was of the Southern Baptist faith.

Services will be Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Bill Burcham officiating.  Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband of 71 years – Ray Byram, Tishomingo, Ms.; one daughter – Linda Jerden, Prentiss County, Ms.; four grandchildren – John Jerden, Jerry Wayne Jerden Jr., Julie Jerden and James Byram; ten great-grandchildren – Jared Jerden, Jessica Brown, James Kyle Scruggs, Sarah Jerden, Emily Scruggs, Josephine Jerden, Avery Jerden, Alexander Jerden, Victoria Jerden and Peyton Jerden; two great-great-grandchildren – James Brown and Destiny Brown; one sister – Wanda Hoffman, Burton Community and two nieces – Cheryl Hoffman and Mary Kay Hoffman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Ryan and Beatrice Woodruff Ryan, a son, James Rayburn Byram, a brother, William Henry “Bill” Ryan and one sister, Shirley LaJuan Ryan.

Pallbearers will be James Byram, John Jerden, Jerry Wayne Jerden Jr. and Kyle Scruggs. 

Visitation will be Thursday, June 25, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. and 8-11 a.m. on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17thFloor, Chicago, Il. 60601-7633 or the Tishomingo Library.