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Helen Marie Hoyle



Helen Marie Byrd Hoyle, 88, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville.


She was born on November 02, 1931 to the late Grover C. and Grace Erwin Byrd in McDowell County.


Mrs. Hoyle was a member of Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church. She loved animals, especially birds. She was a talented gardener and enjoyed cooking and tending to her flowers. She loved to travel with her late husband, Harold “Bud” Hoyle. A kind lady and a good neighbor, she was a wonderful mother and an even better grandmother.


In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Charles Gary Rumfelt; and four siblings, Bob, Carl, Jerry, and Mary Sue Byrd.


Those left to cherish her memory are her four children, Wanda McKinney (Donald), Tonya Rumfelt, Rick Hoyle (Lydia), and Keith Hoyle (Sharon); three grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and five siblings, Betty Murray, Carolyn Thomas, and Larry, Dean, and Donald Byrd; and special caregivers, Sandra and Darlene.


A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church Cemetery, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.




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I was so sorry to hear of this. May she rest in peace & the wonderful memories of her sustain us.

Lisa Peters Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM

Carolyn, Betty, Dean, Larry, Donald and all the family so sorry to hear about my first cousin Helen.
Great memories for 80 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Roger and Kathryn Byrd

Roger Byrd Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Helen...a truly a beautiful lady. Wanda and Tonya I loved your Mother, as did so many others. She will be missed by so many. I love all of you

Lori Rose Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM

Helen was such a great neighbor and I have many many good memories of camping, sledding, visiting, eating watermelon and homemade ice cream when I lived on the hillnear Helen. Wanda was like a sister to me and I am deeply sorry for the loss. Helen was such a good friend and neighbor to my Mom, Pat Rhinehart and I appreciate that so much. Praying for the family during this sad but glorious time.

LaVonne McClure Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Hoyle

Brenda Killough Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

To all of the family - We are so sad to hear of Helen's passing. She was such a beautiful lady! Always so funny, and when you got her together with her family, it was hysterical!

We love all of you so much. Prayers and thoughts for all of you. Hope to see you soon.

The Reggie Killough family Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Hoyle

Stephanie Ellison Oct 22 2020 12:00 AM

Helen was a wonderful sister=in-law. One of the most caring persons i have had in my life. Her love for family was unequal and our travels together from coast to coast and from the Bahamas to Canada were some of the most memorable adventures of my life. She and her brother Bob are having a wonderful time i feel sure.

Louise Byrd Oct 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Hoyle

joyce fisher Oct 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Hoyle

Pam Rhinehart Oct 22 2020 12:00 AM

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