Marvin Talmadge Byrum, 75, of 709 W. Grubb Street, Hertford, NC, died Monday, May 14, 2012 in Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation, Hertford.
Mr. Byrum was born in Chowan County and was the son of Irene Chappell Byrum of Hertford and the late Thomas Preston Byrum. Employed for many years at Byrum Furniture Company, he had also worked as a security guard with the US Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City. He was a member of Hertford Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 27 years, Judy Linville Byrum; two daughters, Tammy Crawford and husband Jim of Kennesaw, GA and Wendy Byrum of Sevierville, TN; a step-daughter, Jenny Appleton Harris and husband Miles of Elizabeth City; a step-son, Gene Appleton, Jr. and wife Penny of Wesley Chapel, FL; three sisters, Shirley B. Bunch of Edenton, Lois B. Baker of Clayton, and Brenda B. Winslow of Hertford; two grandchildren, Taylor Crawford and Megan Old, and two step-grandchildren, Jordan Appleton and Marissa Kimbrough.
A graveside memorial service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Cedarwood Cemetery by the Rev. H. Gene Boyce. Miller & Van Essendelft, Funeral and Cremation Providers, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, is assisting the family with arrangements. Friends may join the family at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Perquimans County Rescue Squad, PO Box 191, Hertford, NC 27944.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.