ORVILLE S. BYINGTON (1986)
Orville S. Byington, 83, of Farmington (St. Francois Co.) died August 8 at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born March 6, 1903 in Hazel Run to the late Huey and Rose Forshee Byington. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie May Simpson Byington; one brother and four sisters.
Mr. Byington was a member of the Cantwell Church of God.
He is survived byh his wife, Ethel Hahn Byington, of Farmington; one daughter, Doris M. Head, of Farmington; two sons: Charles G. Byington of Houston, Texas, and Samuel Byington, of St. Louis; three brothers: Otto Byington of the state of Michigan, Shelton Byington, of Creve Coeur and Eugene Byington of Granite City, IL; one sister, Helen Best of St. Louis; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. today at the Cantwell Church of God with Rev. Paul Smith officiating, assisted by Rev. John Padgett. Burial was in St. Francois Memorial Park. Local arrangements were under the direction of C. Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Desloge.