Ina Ruth Humfleet Byrd

Age 81

Of Cumberland Gap

Ina Ruth Humfleet Byrd passed away Sept. 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by parents: Fred & Frona Humfleet, brothers: Ed Humfleet, Bobby Gene Humfleet, Earl Humfleet, and Dorsey Humfleet; sisters: Ruby Hatmaker & Mabel Evans.

Survived by John “Bob” Byrd of Cumberland Gap, TN, daughter - Linda Byrd & husband Michael Cutcliff of Knoxville, son Doyle Byrd & wife Trish of White Pine, TN., Sisters: Dorthy Adams, Jeannette Fultz both of Middlesboro, Patty Moyers of Speedwell, Step grandchildren: Joey & Doug Metzger of White Pine, step great grandchildren Caden & Ryan Metzger, special friends Lynn Gay & Lil Cardaret of Temperance, MI and a host of nieces nephew family & friends. A very special thanks to caregivers: Pam Dean, Connie Jones, Corine Rico, sister Patty and her children who were always there for her.

Funeral service 6 PM Sunday Sept. 25th at Reece Funeral Home with Revs. Dennis and Jeffery Daugherty officiating.  Music by Joy Daugherty, Allison Harrison, and Emily & Eden Harrison. The family will receive friends from 3-6. Burial 1 PM Monday in the Carr Cemetery. Pallbearers: Doyle Byrd, Bobby Fultz, Jeff Higdon, John Schneider, Nick Taylor, Tom Helton. Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 869-3651 or view a memorial slide show and send condolences at



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There are not words to express my grief for you. Ina Ruth was a special woman. You were all very lucky to have her in your lives. I have moved away and just found out about her passing or I would have been there. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Bob,Linda and Mike,

You are in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of your wife, Mother and Mother-in-law. She was a special lady. What a wonderful slide show; she was always smiling in the pictures. Your memories will always be with you; cherish them. Love and blessings to you three.

She was a special person. I had the honor to help with her care and enjoy being there with her and Bob. Ina and I would go riding and just enjoyed our time together. We would stay in the bathroom after bath time; style hair, fix make-up, "powder"areas and laugh. What a privilege to have known Ina.

We would like to Thank everyone for your prayers and your' kind words. We miss her deeply, but know that one day we will be together again. Bless you all and thank you. With Love, Doyle & Trish Byrd

Ina Ruth was my cousin through the Price family. My mother was Nola Price Smith. Her parents were Bird and Kate Price. Ina Ruth probably knew my grandparents. My aunt Mary Marsee at 90+ lives in the old family home. I believe that my grandpa and Frona Price Humfleet were brother and sister.

I am so sorry for your loss and I wish I could have known Ina. The pictures are wonderful and they show a happy family. I can see a resemblance to my mother in Ina Ruth's pictures as a beautiful young woman. I welcome any of the family to contact me through my e-mail address.

May the Lord bless and comfort you at this sad time.

Dear Linda and Mike,
I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I lost my Mama many, many years ago and to this day I still miss her as I know you will miss your Mom. May the love of God, your family and friends surround you at this time and give you comfort. Cherish your memories and the years you shared with each other and they will give you peace too. Love y'all, Aunt Helen

Doyle I wanted to say how sorry i was to hear your mom had passed and extend our sympathy at this trying time. I think Chris and Mike were coming and they said all was beautiful. we love you all. Our prayers are with you...Cathie (Chris' Mom)

My prayers are with you all during this time of loss. Your wife, mother, sister & friend will be truly missed, but you will always have those wonderful memories.

(daughter of Larry & Gloria Hammond of Temperance, Michigan)

I was so sorry to hear that Ina had passed away. We know that she is enjoying the joys of heaven, but it still leaves those of us here to miss her. She was a special person, who was full of fun and made me laugh many times. Even tho it's been a long time since I've seen her, I can remember the days on Suzanne Drive when she watched Peggy for us. I know that Peggy always had a special place in her heart for Ina and Bob. They were like her second parents. May God give you a peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Ina is gone from earth but will always be remembered in our hearts. She was a special Lady. we thank God for allowing us to be her friend.

Doyle and family.

i am so sorry to hear about your mom. and i am sorry that i couldn't be there with you through this. but i am thinking about you and the family and praying for you all. love you with all my heart. Allison

Oh Earth has had a great loss here, but Heaven has had a great gain! I love my wonderful Aunt Ina Ruth Byrd from the depths of my heart. There truly was no greater Christian that has ever shown how deep their love for Christ was than my Aunt Ina. Her devotion to all those she loved and met was just so remarkablely true. Jesus was the center of her life and I am so thankful for all the intercessions to our wonderful Lord she made for my son Jeffery. I believe she is another one of the prayer warriors that reached Jesus and He in His Divine way heard her plea for his well being! Oh my Mommy & Daddy (Jeanette & Donnie Fultz)-Aunt Ina's baby sister, absoutely LOVED, adored and treasured her sister Ina-It was exteremly difficult for her to not be with you guys in the last hard days of Ina's life-but she needed to take care of herself and we (her children) requested she not come to visit - Sure hope you understand! To Uncle Bob - Thanks for the love and devotion you had for your precious wife-I know it is going to be hard for you. Doyle what a wonderful son, she loved to bragg about your love and life for Christ! Keep up the Praises for our Wonderful Lord. Linda you were loved by your Mother so much and always remember she loved you from the depths of her heart. You know I would love to be with you guys but at this time there are just way to many sicknesses out there and I just can't risk bringing something back to Jeffery. Ina would above all understand and I sure hope all that knows me understands. God Bless each of you as you continue to journey through life without our precious Ina Ruth Byrd's presence - Thank God she has left us all with delightful memories. I love her 4-ever and always. I love you all too.

My special Aunt whom ill never forget...My family and I will miss you so...Ill always remember your special kisses with your red lipstick...May you rejoyce in heaven with all your brothers and sisters now, you so deserve to be a special angel in heaven...Ill miss you so....

I'm sad to hear about Ina, but I believe she is in a better place. Those of us who are left behind have the hardest job right now. Ina always held a special place in my heart, she was my "other" mom. I might not have always called or saw her, but I thought of her often. Remembering all the funny things she said and did, and we all can recount them and have a good laugh. I'm glad we have hope and faith, for without it, what would we have? Nothing. Today is a day of sadness, but tomorrow we will be able to recount how she touched each one of our lives and gave a little blessing to each of us. Even though I can't be there, my heart, thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you! May God comfort you during this time of loss. Lots of Love and Sugar! Peggy Beck


I am truly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.



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