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Dorothy Syleen Cash Boyd


Dorothy Syleen Cash Boyd, 90, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at Brantwood Nursing Center in Oxford.

A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Holmes Cash and Zona Keith Cash. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and farmed for many years and was salutatorian of her high school class. She was fortunate and blessed to enjoy five generations of family.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Carolina Memorial Gardens by Reverend Dan Hill in Creedmoor. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
Funeral Service:

Surviving are three daughters, Gloria Boyd Parker of Rougemont, Diana Sue Boyd of Franklinton, and Kathryn Boyd Reece (Jerry) of Clyde; a son, Douglas Edward Boyd (Cindy) of Oxford; a sister, Euretha Staggs of Keyser, WV; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson with a great-great grandson and a great-great granddaughter on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Edward Ollie Boyd; a daughter, Phyllis Stallings; sons-in-law, John T. Stallings and Ted W. Parker and a grandson Colt Reece.

Visitation will follow the graveside service.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made the Alzheimer’s Foundation at 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or at

Eakes Funeral Home will be observing social distancing for all services, and asks everyone in attendance to wear a mask.


  • Darnelle Averre Posted August 5, 2020 6:26 pm

    Gloria and Diana and the rest of the family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May God give each of you peace and understanding today and the days ahead. Your mother lived a good life and because of you her days were much longer and she is so much better off. Love ya! darnelle

    • Angela Posted August 5, 2020 6:52 pm

      Thank you Darnell

  • Janice D Gilliam Posted August 6, 2020 7:04 pm

    To Kathy, Gloria and Diana and Douglas whom I didn’t know very well..I just happened to pull the obituaries for Eakes to read the one for Owen Roberts only to see another familiar name from the Tar River neighborhood when I read the name Dorothy Boyd. As if death isn’t hard enough by itself, I know all the issues with the Covid virus makes it even more difficult. So sorry you all are having to go through it for your mom at this time. As a long lost neighbor from years gone by, I just wanted to offer condolences and reach out the only way I knew how….through this post. This is Janice Dickerson, now Janice Gilliam and I currently live in Louisburg. I truly hope you all are doing well and with time along with all your sweet memories of your mom the sadness will quickly be replaced with just those sweet memories. Thinking of you all. Take care.

    • Kathy Boyd Reece Posted August 7, 2020 2:58 pm

      Janice, thank you for remembering our family during this time. This has been a difficult journey for our family. You and I were classmates from grades 1-12. Again thank you for your condolences

    • Kathy Boyd Reece Posted August 7, 2020 2:59 pm

      Janice, thank you for remembering our family during this time.

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