Sara G. (Snowden) Byers, 92, of Carlisle, passed to eternal
life on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at her home with loving and devoted family by her side. She was born
on Nov. 6, 1921, in Carlisle, a daughter of the late Leon and Gertrude (Carter) Snowden. She was married
for 60 years to the late Frank Edward Byers, who died May 12, 2000.
Sara attended Carlisle High School and retired after more than 30 years of service as a chef with the former
Carlisle Hospital. She was a lifelong member of West Street A. M. E. Zion Church, Carlisle, where she formerly
was active in plays, recitals and fashion shows. Sara was a member of the Golden Girls Social Club, Carlisle.
She loved shopping, reading romantic novels and was an expert cook.
She is survived by five daughters; Sylvia A. (husband, Paul) Waters of Oberlin, Maxine B. Patterson, Charmaine
N. Felton, Moni L. Harper and Candace J. (husband, Taylor) Byers Hodge, all of Carlisle, one sister, Betty Wiley of Beaver
Falls, 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Sara was predeceased by one daughter, Linda K. Boswell, two brothers; Richard and Cecil Snowden, one sister, Alice
Snowden Ramsey and her paternal grandparents; Josephine and Grant Snowden, who raised Sara.
Funeral services to celebrate Sara’s life will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.
in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Kenneth R. Newman, Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
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To the family of Sis. Byers, goes by
Sympathy and Prayer that the Lord will hold and comfort all of you.
Sis. Mary Lee
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family on the loss of your mother.
The Redmond Family
Words seem inadequate in expressing the sadness we feel about the sudden lose of Aunt Sara and my
sister-in-law. Our hearts are deeply saddened and our thoughts are constantly with you during this difficult time. As we
reach out to you, remember to hold onto your memories that they may comfort you as you are impacted by the loss of this
precious family member. Our memories of her are fond and our prayers are that God will give you the comfort you seek and
that you may realize that you can lean on him to gain sufficient grace and strength to make it through the days ahead.
In closing, remember II Corinthians 12:9..."And he said unto me my grace is sufficient for you,for my strength
is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest
Snowden and Family
Candy and family: My thoughts are with you in the loss of your beautiful mother. She
was certainly blessed to have you for her loving daughter.
To the Byers sisters, our, the Roebuck Family, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the
loss of your mother. Miss Sara will be missed.
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