Merton Boyd

Published 6:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2005

Services for Merton Boyd of the Felder’s Campground communityare 11 a.m. Friday, March 18 at Felder’s United Methodist Churchwith burial in McEwen Cemetery. Catchings Funeral Home of McComb isin charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home andcontinue Friday at the church from 9 a.m. until time ofservice.

Mr. Boyd, 91, died March 16, 2005, at McComb Extended Care. Hewas born in Pike County on Feb. 13, 1914, to the late Noah andGussie McEwen Boyd.

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He was a retired carpenter. He was a lifelong member of Felder’sUnited Methodist Church, where he was a church trustee and servedon numerous boards and committees.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, EvaAlexander Boyd; three brothers, Clarence Boyd, Kary Boyd and GordonBoyd; and two sisters, Annie Mae Matthews Jones and AzaleaDickerson.

Survivors are his wife, Frances Boyd of McComb; his sons anddaughters-in-law, Aubrey and Judy Boyd of Summit and Chris andMarie Boyd of Columbus, Ga.; his daughter, Irene B. Travis of theFelder’s Campground Community; his stepsons and wives, Don and SueGoldbold of Brookhaven, Bob and Jan Godbold of Bogue Chitto andMarvin and Dot Godbold of McComb; his stepdaughter and her husband,Carolyn and K.C. Avery of Springfield, Va.; his brothers, ArchieBoyd and Elmer Boyd, both of the Felder’s Campground Community; hissister, Geneva Pomes of the Felder’s Campground Community; eightgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; ninegreat-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Felder’s United Methodist ChurchBuilding Fund, 1061 Camp Ground Circle, Summit MS 39666.