Roy Hyde


Billy Roy Hyde, Sr., 69, of the Red Hill Community, passed away Thursday morning, May 28, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center, in Athens, GA

Born December 6 1945 in Carnesville, Georgia he was the son of the late Johnny Robert “J R” and Magnolia Corn Hyde. He was the grandfather of the late Casey Roberson and great-grandfather of the late Angel Robertson. He was the brother of the late Coy, Charles, Joe, David and Bob Hyde. He was a welder and fork lift operator and had retired from Tenneco Automotive after 42 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Allens United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Lou Roberts Hyde, Red Hill, GA; three sons, Billy R. Hyde Jr. of Senoia, GA, John “Buck” Hyde of Hartwell, and Hugh Bryant, Lavonia; two daughters, Debbie Tripp, Anderson, SC, and Lisa Atkinson, Red Hill; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Hyde, Carnesville, and two brothers, Ernie Hyde, and Johnny Hyde, all of Carnesville, GA.

Services will be 1pm Saturday at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Stowe, Fred Greenway, Rev. Johnny Ray, Rev. Leon Pierce, Rev. Paul Jameson, and Rev. Leon Carson. Interment with Masonic Rites will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens North.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 2 until 4pm and 6 until 8pm Friday evening at the funeral home.




  1. I worked with Roy for many years at Monroe- he was the lift driver for my department. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Your family is in my prayers.

  2. Sylvia Andrews
    May 29, 2015 - 9:19 pm

    Mrs. Emma, I am so sorry for your loss, Sincerely,
    Sylvia Andrews

  3. Dennis Brewer and family
    May 29, 2015 - 6:03 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you . May you feel the hand of God lifting you up through this time, and give His peace.

  4. I am sure going to miss “Boy-Roy” as I affectionately called him in Sunday School. He was always in the parking lot waiting for Don and I as we pulled into the lot and he always got out and talked to us before going in. He was a great listener and his love for his Lord showed in many ways to our class members. His last Sunday at Sunday School and Church at Allens Methodist was only a couple of weeks ago and he didn’t let that oxygen deter him at all. I will always remember how tightly he held my hand as we prayed together that last time at their home before his last hospitalization. I have no doubt that Roy is walking the streets of gold. Love you my friend!! Karen

  5. Pastors Janice & Eddie Sudderth
    May 29, 2015 - 9:26 am

    Know that God’s infinite love is with you in this time of loss. Our prayers are with you .
    Pastors Janice & Eddie Sudderth Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church Clarkesville, Ga.

  6. Nancy Ashworth
    May 29, 2015 - 12:15 am

    I am so sorry for the family’s loss…Rip Mr Roy Hyde…..May god be with the family and friends…,…..,….. Nancy Ashworth

  7. Leon Pierce & Family
    May 28, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    May God comfort and bless your family during this time. Prayers are being sent up.

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