Rev. Lester and Pauline Byrd will celebrate their 70th anniversary, Jan. 30. They were married in Knoxville at the courthouse. They were blessed with six children, Judy Ramsey, Lester (Tink), Ronnie, Doug and Mike Byrd and Nervie Dalton (deceased); 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Rev. Byrd has been an ordained minister for 53 years. He has pastored churches in Grainger, Jefferson and Hamblen counties. They have had tragedy and disappointments in life, but always put their faith and trust in God. The good times outweighed the bad. God is good.
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