Joseph Salzman Boyce

July 24, 1922February 14, 2012

Joseph Salzman Boyce, 89, of Trent Woods, died February 14, 2012 at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He was born in Syracuse, New York on July 24, 1922, son of the late Archibold R. Boyce and Ella Salzman Boyce Plummer.

He was a longtime member of The Salvation Army, and he served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. during World War II. He is survived by Ruby, his wife of 65 years, his daughter, Linda Boyce Bennett and his son, Joseph Russell Boyce, both of New Bern. He is also survived by his sisters- in-law, Helen Cole Parker and husband Franklin of New Bern; Edna Cole Charpentier and husband George of Abbeville, LA; Alyce Parrish Cole of Wade, NC; his brother- in-law, Robert J. Hussey of Lawrenceville, GA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Cotten Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 1402 Rhem Ave.,New Bern, NC 28562 or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America National Headquarters, 801 Eighteenth Street ,NW ,Washington, DC 20006-3517.

Online condolences may be made to the Boyce family at

Arrangements under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Bill Baldree

February 23, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Joe will be greatly missed as a friend of Baldree's Tire. It was always good to see him for he was a delightful person to be around. May the comfort and peace of God be with you.
Baldree's Tire and Staff

Terry & Linda Edwards

February 20, 2012

So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. A very kind man who loved the Lord. We love and miss all of you. Our prayers are with you.So many fond memories.

Charlene Washington

February 19, 2012

Lynn please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. You have such wonderful memories to sustain you.Love to you all.

Charles, Becky and Chase Harrell

February 17, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Joe will be missed. Our loss is heavens gain.

Laura Wiggs

February 17, 2012

Mr. Joe is going to be missed. He and Mrs.Ruby were always kind and always had a hug for my kids and I. They were at my wedding and attended every one of the dedications of my children. Another angel to watch over us, called home to be in Glory. Love you Mr. Joe! Mrs. Ruby God grant you peace in your time of need. Amen

Maureen DeRosia

February 16, 2012

Russ and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Denise Duggan

February 16, 2012

Russ, I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about your dad. I know how you feel, I lost my mom 2 1/2 years ago. Remember, his new home is free of pain, sorrow, concerns, or health issues. He's where we all hope to be one day. You'll see him again. God bless you and yours and give you strength and peace. Denise Duggan, CCC in Havelock

February 16, 2012

I am so sadden to hear about the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your family.
Linda Adkisson

Craig Thayer

February 16, 2012

Joe was a kind & dear man of God who was loved by all who knew him. He was a faithful soldier of the New Bern corps who always had a smile and a handshake or hug each time you saw him. Goodbye my dear friend & I will see you again in Heaven!

Steve West

February 16, 2012

Gonna miss you Mr. Joe