Johnny Frank Byers

Johnny Franklin Byers was born in Gaffney, SC on July 6, 1948. He was the son of the late Frank Byers and Lillie Bell Shippy Byers.

His life came to a close on March 6, 2024, at Cherokee Medical Center.

Johnny was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Louise Studyvance and Willie Mae Studyvance Goode, and a sister Strossie Sarratt.

Left to cherish loving memories are his wife of 57 years, Mary Frances Studyvance Byers of the home; sons, Dr. James Frank Byers (Ruby) and Warren Byers, of Gaffney, Melvin Harrison and Alvin Harrison (Rochelle), of Boston, Massachusetts; daughters, Johnnie Woodson, Frances Ann Byers, and Lillie Hughes (Russell), all of Gaffney, and Jessica Serrano, of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren reared in the home, Dewan Byers, Jonathan Byers, and Latwuan Byers; sisters Rosa Lee Studyvance, Patricia Sarratt, Shirley Dover, and Pearlie Mae Littlejohn, all of Gaffney, brothers, Dean Byers and Jamie Byers (Rosa), of Gaffney, Francis Byars, of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Joseph Byers (Brenda), of Brooklyn, New York; 27 grandchildren, 33 great- grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 15th, at 2:00 p.m., at The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel. The repast will be at MK Event Center immediately following the service.

The family is receiving friends at the home.