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Byard M. Roper, Jr.

January 21, 1931 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 88)

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Funeral services for Byard Monroe Roper, Jr., 88, of Clarkesville, GA will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 2:00 PM, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with interment to follow the service in Yonah Memorial Gardens.  He passed away peacefully on December 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Roper was the son of the late Byard M. Roper, Sr. and the late Julia Landers Roper.  His wife of 64 years preceded him in death in 2015.  He is survived by his children, Brenda (Bruce) Nicholson of Demorest, Barry (Angie) Roper of Clarkesville, and Debi (Dwight) Minyard of Virginia Beach, VA.  Grandsons Matthew (Kristy) Nicholson, Ben (Darby) Nicholson, and Corey (Haley) Cantrell.  Great grandchildren Hannah, Layla, Noah, Ryder, Jackson, Luke, Addie, and Noelle.  Additionally, he is survived by sisters Anita Roper of Clarkesville, Audrey Snyder of Lexington, KY, Carolyn Richardson of Atlanta, and sisters-in-law Adrian Stonecypher and Dorothy Holbrook of Clarkesville.

Mr. Roper was a graduate of Piedmont College and served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He worked in various positions at Fieldale Farms for 39 years.  However, his greatest pleasure was working in his garden, his yard, and his orchard.  He was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and served as a deacon and in other leadership roles.  He enjoyed volunteering in his community with Habitat for Humanity, Sharing and Caring, North Georgia Technical College, and the Lions Club.  He had a tremendous heart for giving to others and his generosity was boundless.

Mr. Roper will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to: Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 982, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256

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December 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel and Gardens
5495 Highway 197 South P.O. Box 305
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Funeral Service
December 8, 2019

2:00 PM
Bethlehem Baptist Church
624 Highway 197 North
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Interment following service
December 8, 2019

Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest

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