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Martha Byrd Shirah

July 28, 1934 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 84)

Martha Byrd Shirah, 84, of Dixie Community passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Francis hospital in Columbus, Georgia. Visitation will be Monday, July 15, 2019 from 12:30-2:00 PM EST at Crawford United Methodist Church . Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM EST at Crawford United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Koger officiating. Serving as pallbearers are, Rick Hudson, Steve Pitts, Steve Johnston, Phil Lockhart, Jerry Byrd, Bert Corbett, Mervyn Dudley, James Norris, Steve Wood, and Dr. David White, interment will follow at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was a faithful and active member of Crawford UMC. She enjoyed the love of her family, Church family and many friends. She graduated from Central High School in 1952. She enjoyed all animals, raising goats, cattle, dogs and cats. She was retired from Civil Service, Ft. Benning, GA, after 27 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mace and Frances Byrd, husbands Zeno Kittrell, Wilbur Shirah, daughter-in-law, Angie Kittrell.

She is survived by 3 sons, William Kittrell (Pam), Walter Kittrell (Dawn) and Carl Shirah; grandchildren Dr. Andrew Kittrell (Ashley), Brett Kittrell (Laura), Sandra Kittrell, Brooke Chapman (Cyric), Joey Kittrell; great grandchildren, Evelyn, Joel Kitrell, Emmalyn Grace White, Devin White, Avorey Kittrell, Bransleigh Kitrell and Ariana Chapman.

In lieu of flowers you may make contributions to your favorite charity or Crawford United Methodist Church, 4342 US Hwy 80W, Phenix City, AL 36870. 


Donations may be made to:

Crawford United Methodist Church
4342 US Hwy 80W, Phenix City AL 36870


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