Sarah Marie Tompkins Byrd was born in Corpus Christi on June 15, 1931 and died Sept. 16, 2007.

Sarah was baptized into Christ in 1948 at the Eleventh Street Church of Christ. Her parents, Roy B. Tompkins and Edith Grace Tompkins, and a brother, Frank W. Tompkins, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband Bob; three sons, Ronald Wesley (Virginia) of Temple, Richard Andrew (Patricia) of Crescent Valley, and Russell Lawrence of Duluth, Minn.; grandson, Ryan Wesley (Sharon) of New York City; granddaughter, Brandy Lehanne (Robert); and grandson, Lee Edward both of Corpus Christi, and a granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth of Bedford, Pa.

Graveside services were on Wednesday Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Memory Gardens Cemetery with Jerry Gaskins and Rodney Duis officiating.

For those who desire, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Coastal Bend Regional Office, 500 N. Shoreline, Suite 904, Corpus Christi, Texas 78471

Sawyer-George Funeral Home