Icey Pauline ‘Pat’ Millirons Hoffman Byers


Icey Pauline “Pat” Millirons Hoffman Byers, of Cleveland, peacefully passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at the Garden Plaza.

One of her greatest achievements was obtaining a nursing degree in Detroit, Mich., where she met our father and her husband, Dr. Glen Byers.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cleveland. She was an avid tennis player and a long-standing member of the Cleveland Country Club. She loved to travel and her favorite pass time was playing bridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Hallie Millirons; her sister, Marie Millirons Black; her brother, John Millirons; and her husband, Dr. Glen M. Byers; and first husband, Dr. Roy Hoffman of Detroit, Mich.

Pat was one of eight siblings. She is survived by Linda Bernard, Kay Fulford, Jack Millirons, Alwayna Hixson, and Charles Millirons. She had four children and one daughter-in-law, and three sons-in-law. She is survived by Tammy Hoffman Byers Milligan and Dr. Les Milligan, Kim Byers Brett-Ley and Kenneth Ley, Kevin Scott Byers and Robin Byers, and Pamela Byers Williams and Chad Williams.

Pat was known as “Mamaw” to 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. EST/noon Central where she will be laid to rest beside her husband at Paran United Methodist Church in Cookeville. The playing of the bagpipes will conclude the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Byers family guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in the name of Dr. Glen M. Byers and Mrs. Pauline Hoffman Byers to Lee University Life Science Scholarship.


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