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Richard Melvin Boyd

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Mr. Richard Melvin Boyd, age 74, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Boyd was born August 3, 1938 in Wilkes County to Henry Clay and Mozelle Foard Boyd.


Mr. Boyd was a lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party. He was a beekeeper and loved making honey. He was also an avid golfer.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a nephew, Mark Southard.


Survivors include: his sons, Richard M. Boyd, Jr. of Kernersville and Stephen F. Boyd of Kernersville; daughters, Laura Boyd Smidt and husband Jeffrey of South Riding, VA and Rebecca Boyd Compton and husband Paul of South Ridge, VA; sister, Dolores Southard and husband Billy Jack of Elkin; nephew, Gregg Southard and wife Liza of Burlington and grandchildren, James Smidt and Matthew Smidt.


A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Crestwood Memorial Gardens with Rev. Stewart Roten officiating.


Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com


Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.

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