James Fredrick Byers

RAVENNA – James Fredrick Byers, 74, of Ravenna, formerly of Salem, died April 9.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years Carole Lee Byers; his mother, Hallie Eichler; and son, Randy Crago.

Survivors include his children, James Byers, Donnie (Kathy) Byers, Dawn (Tony) Krantz, Debbie (Craig) Cavalier and Carole (Joe) Takacs; siblings, Shirley Slosser, Furl Byers, Lindia (Richard) Seckley, Robert (Cheryl) Eichler, Billy Jo Eichler, Gary (Cindy) Eichler and Georgianna (Ralph) Roseburg.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church on state Route 82 in Garrettsville, with lunch to follow at 7685 state Route 305 in Hiram.