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Elmer Jean Boyd

Senior Master Sgt. Elmer J Boyd (Peckerwood), age 74 of Hiwassee, passed away at his home on May 8,2013. He was born in Allisonia, Dec. 5, 1938 to William Sheffie Boyd Sr. and Marie Pugh Boyd. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Sheffie “Tom” Boyd and one sister, Betty Duncan. 

Elmer is survived by Buarien “Ott” Boyd, his loving wife of 40 years; three sons, Bobby Boyd and wife, Jennifer, Danny Boyd and wife, Heather, and Curtis Boyd; four grandchildren, Brandon, Cameron, and Thaila Boyd and Maggie Copley; sister, Phillis Nilan, and niece, Valerie Boyd and husband Charlie Cabanas.

Elmer served in the U.S Air force and retired after 22 years of service. After returning home to raise his family he then retired from Long Airdox after 22 years. His many loving memories will remain in the hearts of his family and friends, and he will be truly missed.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 12, 3-5 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin. The Rev. Frankie Graham will be officiating and military honors will be given by VFW Post 1184.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home.

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  1. Loretta (Boyd) Knodel

    May 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I have very fond memories of Uncle Peckerwood while growing up. He always seemed to be humming or whistling a tune and could be found often with a toothpick hanging out of his mouth. I loved his musical talent and his keen sense of humor. One other fond memory was the many times we would walk up around the mountain searching for Cherokee arrowheads. I will always cherish his memory and hold him close to my heart! Heartfelt condolences and lots of love to Aunt Ott and family. I know he will especially be missed by his grandkids. They really looked up to their Pawpaw.

  2. Pick Thichangthong

    May 11, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I will always remember how very welcomed he made me and my family felt whenever we visited. He loved his family dearly. His sweet spirit will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his loving wife, Ah Rien, and family. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends through this time of sadness of having to say goodbye. Please know that one day you will all be reunited behind the veil.

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