The funeral service will be conducted 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Faith Memorial C.M.E. Church, Brooks Road, Ideal, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Hopewell Cemetery, Rupert, Macon County, Georgia.
Alfore was known to many loved ones and friends as “Buddy Byse” was born December 28, 1943 in Macon County, Georgia to the late Wille Ben Byse Sr. and Mamie Lou Howard Byse. He was the youngest of eleven siblings; nine of them, Owens Byse, Mattie Walker, Willie Ben Byse, Jr., Ulysses C. Byse, Monroe Byse, Fannie M. Glover, Marvin Byse, Eddie Byse, and Mamie Davis, preceded him in death. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He retired from Georgia Department of Transportation Thomaston, Georgia Division as a Foreman after 34 years of dedicated service. On August 29, 1964 he was joined in holy matrimony to Shirley Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memories a beloved wife of 52 years, Shirley Smith-Byse, Ideal Georgia; two children Thedy R. Byse, Warner Robins, Georgia, Willie Ben Byse, Ideal, Georgia; five grandchildren Brittany N. Gordon, Sher’ron M. Riley, Terrance Collins, Sher’rod M. Riley, and DeMarkus Byse; a great grandson Zaiden A. Brown; a brother Leonard “Charlie” Byse; two aunts Vannie Howard and Ruthie Mae Howard both of Ideal, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Carrie Pearl Byse, Ideal, Georgia, Christine Byse, Louise Byse, both of Texas, Alice Townsend, Bettye A . Smith, both of Atlanta, Georgia, Doris Smith, Rex, Georgia, Helen Beasley, Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia- Ruth Velez, Barnesville, Georgia and Ethel N. Smith Atlanta, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends including a devoted niece Cathy Green.