LYNCHBURG-Doris Cornelia Bassett Boyd, 87, of Lynchburg, formerly of  Riner, passed away Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. Mrs. Boyd was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Bassett, the daughter of the late William Hunter Bassett and Dara Eggleston Bassett.

Mrs. Boyd was a graduate of Lynchburg College and taught at various elementary schools for several years. She also attended Radford University and received her Master’s Degree in Educational Media in 1981. She then spent 13 years on the staff at McConnell Library.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Rev. John Kearfott Boyd, Sr. of Lynchburg; daughter and husband, Anne Boyd Simmerman and Don Simmerman of Pulaski; sons and wives,  David H.B. Boyd and Susan Boyd of Forest, William S. Boyd and Fran Boyd of Pulaski and John K, Boyd, Jr. of West Virginia; grandchildren, Rachel Simmerman, Hunter Boyd, Taylor Boyd, Jordan Farmer, Sydney Boyd, Matthew Boyd and Chelsea Turner; great-grandchild, Gavin Farmer; sister, Mary Ann DeHaven of Roanoke; brother and wife, William Hunter Bassett Jr. and Nancy Bassett of Morristown, Tenn. and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the New Dublin Presbyterian Church in Dublin, Friday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the New Dublin Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Andrew Taylor-Troutman and Rev. Frank Clark officiating. Burial will be private in the church cemetery.

There will be a reception Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the home of David and Susan Boyd for those wishing to pay their respects in Lynchburg.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Warm Hearth Village (Showalter), Heritage Green and Seven Hills Hospice for the kindness and caring shown to our family.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.



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