Mr. Gerald Marchant Byers, age 37, of Summerville, GA died Tuesday, August 4, 2009 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

Mr. Byers was born June 1, 1972 in Pell City, Alabama, the son of Rhodell Byers and the late Gertrude Thomas Byers. He was employed with Pliant Corporation. He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Mr. Byers is survived by his wife, Donna Byers; son, Devan Byers; step-son, Nicholas Kay; father and step-mother, Rhodell and Marilyn Byers; sister, Stephanie Thomas Byers; brother, Eric Byers; half-brothers, Ramon Roberson and Rashun Roberson; and a host of Aunts, Uncles,Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon EST on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ragland, AL. Rev. Thomas Kelley will officiate, with expressions by Ervin Moss. Burial will follow in Morning Star Cemetery in Ragland, AL. Active pallbearers will be Ervin Moss, Donnie Grizzell, Chris Buchanan, Marwin Moss, Cornelius Moss, and Devan Curtis. Honorary pallbearers will be Classmates and Friends.

Mr. Byers will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. EST Friday, August 7, 2009. He will also lie in state at Ebenezer Baptist Church (Ragland, AL) from 11:30 until 12:00 noon (EST) on Saturday.

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