Martha Fortner Byrd

Martha Fortner Byrd, 85, of New Brockton, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 as a result of an auto accident.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Kerry Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at Sorrells Funeral Home in Enterprise, Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5 until 7 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or donations be made in Martha’s memory to: Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 1837 Hwy 51, Enterprise, AL 36330.

Martha was born Oct. 4, 1934 to the late William and Jewel Fortner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Byrd; son-in-law, Terry Allums; brother, James Fortner; and sisters, Jean Griswold and Anne Richardson. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a faithful servant with a big heart.

Survivors include her son, Jerry Byrd (Lisa) of New Brockton; daughters, Glenda Allums and Cindy Lee (Greg) both of New Brockton; sister, Lynn Grimsley (Joe) of New Brockton; grandchildren: Lauren Wade (Mark), Bryan Allums (Ashlie), Justin Allums (Lisa), Josh Allums (Elizabeth), Brandon Lee (Lara) and Brittney Lee; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews as well as other relatives.

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Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory, 4550 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, Alabama 36330, (334) 347-9598