Elise H. Byrd

Elise Hughes Byrd, 74, of 306 Snow Street, Greer, SC, passed away Monday, December 11th, in Spartanburg Medical Center. 

She was born in Union County, SC, and was a daughter of the late Lawrence Sr., and the late Ruth Dawkins Hughes. 

Elise was a member of Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC.  She was a retiree of Cone Mills and was employed as a former custodian at Granard Junior High School.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: four sons, John Kennedy Byrd (Regina), of Simpsonville, Theodore Byrd, Jr., of Cowpens, SC, Chase Robinson (Lauren), of Jonesville, SC, and Brandon Robinson (Stacy), of Gaffney; siblings, Emison Hughes (Ruby Gail),  Mary Goode, Eva Jean Hughes, of Spartanburg; Russell Hughes (Lillie), of Gaffney; a special sister, Priscilla Smith, of Gaffney; grandchildren, Timothy Byrd, of Gaffney, Relina Parker (Wayne), of Simpsonville, Destiny Williams (Michael), of Columbia, Landon and Oliver Robinson, both of Jonesville, SC, Easton Jamison, Laythan and Abigail Robinson, of Gaffney; great-grandchildren, Israel and Lauren Parker, of Simpsonville; other relatives and friends.

Public Viewing will be held Friday, December 15, 2023 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Gilmore Mortuary.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 16th, 1:00 p.m., in Piney Grove Baptist Church, Cowpens, SC, with The Reverend Dennis Smith officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of her sister, Mary Goode, 1560 White Oak Street, Spartanburg, SC.