OBITUARY

Durward Mays Boyd

January 2, 1925January 29, 2018

Durward “Red” Mays Boyd, 93, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, January 29, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Northway Church with the Rev. Kevin Mills and Rev. Phil Anderson officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Northway Church (Youth Building Fund), 5915 Zebulon Road, 31210.

Red was born in Statham, Georgia to the late Carl M. Boyd and Ina Hammond Boyd. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Alice Hicks Boyd. Red attended Winder Elementary School, Lanier High School and Mercer University. He was co-owner of the Trading Post Moving and Storage, a company founded by his father-in-law in 1930.

Red was a member of Northway Church and was a United States Army veteran having received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He loved his work at the Trading Post, Little League baseball, and visiting and witnessing to everyone he met.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Durward M. “Dubs” Boyd, Jr. (Mary Jo) of Macon; Geri Bannon of Macon, Ed L. Boyd (Georgia) of Forsyth, Lally (Joey) Weaver of Macon; brother, David A. Boyd (Linda) of Eastman, Ga; grandchildren, Mary Katherine Kilgore (Rod), D. Mays Boyd III (Becky), Patti Boyd, April Boyd (Dustin Howard), Ethan Boyd (Katelyn), Joshua B. Weaver, J. Daniel Weaver, and Cardin E. Weaver; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Angie B. Burch (Ed), Donna B. Purvis (Stacey), Ricky Hicks (Angela), Beth Sanders (Van), Brannon Hicks (Nancy), and Henry Hicks (Kelly). The family would like to extend their gratitude to our Caring Companions caregivers, Tracie Coulter, April Chatman, Quin Bonner, Candy Bryce, Anyiel Harvell, Calandra Lamb, and Cierra Underwood and Pine Pointe Hospice for their loving care of our father. Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 3, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation
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February 8, 2018

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family.
Susan Davis Varner

Jessica Pollard_ Dr Andrews office

February 6, 2018

To the entire Boyd family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Boyd was an incredible man that will be missed. God Bless each of you

SW

February 2, 2018

I am so sorry for the passing of your loved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)

Jane Krebs

February 1, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Former class mate with David at Statham Elementary School.
Jane Greenway Krebs

Jc Nobles

February 1, 2018

God Speed and Fare Well Mr. Red. A fine business man, Soldier, and all around Good Guy Person. Here's to you and those like you. There are very few left. May God's Blessings be with the Family. See you on the other side!

Iris Hamilton and Cary Dixon

February 1, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the family! May God hold each of you close and comfort you.Mr. Red was an inspiration to everyone who knew him and a wonderful Christian man and cared so deeply for his family and friends.

CINDY (Butler) COLLINS

February 1, 2018

My prayers are with each and every one of Reds loved ones.I have such fond memories
of Red an the Trading Post and being a neighbor many years ago.Our prayers from all The Butler House Family.

February 1, 2018

Our condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. Isa 61:1

February 1, 2018

GERI I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO CALL YOU
BUT THIS MORNING I WAS UP EARLY AND YOU WERE ON MY HEART.I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVED YOUR FATHER AND YOU HAD HIS LOVE TO FOR 93 YRS.REMEMBER THAT AND THIS HIS LOVE IS WITH YOU ALWAYS- I KNOW THAT IS TRUE I WILL BE BACK HOME AND WILL TALK WITH YOU YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS IN PRAYERS LOVE KIP AND ANN HAYES
FOREST VILLAGE FRIENDS

Gene Player

February 1, 2018

Sorry for the loss of your Dad.