Van Steven Byous

September 27, 1953 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 67)


Mr. Van Steven Byous, Sr., 67, of Covington passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020.  He was born in Sevierville, Tennessee on September 27, 1953 to Carl and Dorothy Byous who have preceded him in death.  Mr. Byous enjoyed fishing, car shows, tractor pulls, drag racing, traveling, and loved being with his wife and grandbabies.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.  Mr. Byous was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and worked for over 20 years as a truck driver for Lithonia Lighting where he traveled through every State except Alaska and Hawaii.  Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his granddaughter Kayla Fletcher.

Mr. Byous is survived by his wife Deborah Byous, his children Steven Byous (Karen) of Oxford, David Cathcart (Deanna) of Conyers, Shane Byous (Andrea) of Milledgeville, Katrina Kendrick (Antorio) of Thomson, Kristy Mills (Edward) of Hampton, and Van Byous, Jr. of Covington his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Judy and Howard Glow along with 13 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, several nieces and nephews and numerous other family and close friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Byous will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Pastor Danny Sorrells officiating.  Interment will follow at the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 3:00PM until 5:00PM.  J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, TE Davis Funeral Services, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014.

Due to the COVID 19/Coronavirus Pandemic all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements will be followed.  There is a limit of 50 people at any large gathering, social distancing must be recognized, the use of mask is encouraged, and most importantly if you feel sick or have any symptoms of COVID 19 you will not be allowed to attend the service.  Please be respectful of the family during this difficult time and follow the requirements of the CDC.      



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October 6, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home
2157 East Street, SE
Covington, Georgia 30014

Funeral Service
October 7, 2020

2:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church
9595 Hwy 142
Newbron, GA 30056

Interment following funeral service
October 7, 2020

Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery

Newbron, GA 30056

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