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William Hugh Boyd Sr.


William Hugh Boyd Sr., 79, of Granville County passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his home.

Billy was born in Granville County to the late Crawford Lee Boyd and Annie Barrier Boyd. He was a dedicated Christian and devoted his time to “Thru the Bible Radio Network” by funding missionary work to third world countries. He was a deacon and member of Central Baptist Church in Henderson for many years. Billy and his wife Paulette owned and operated Paulette’s Dairy Bar from 1973-1998. He later retired from Granville County Sheriff’s Office in 2016.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford at 2:00 PM by Pastor Michael Abbott and Pastor Abidan Shah. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
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A viewing will be held prior to the funeral service at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Burial will follow in the Hester Baptist Church Cemetery. You may access the burial service by clicking on the following link:
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He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Lisa Boyd (Lynelle); a son, William “Bill” Boyd (Christine); six grandchildren, Justin, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Heather, Candace and Thomas and five great-grandchildren, Kailee, Kerrigan, Jaxon, Laila and Maicee. He was preceded in death by his wife Paulette Gaye Abbott Boyd; a grandson, William Tyler Boyd, six sisters and four brothers.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Thru the Bible Radio Network at

Eakes Funeral Will be following social distancing guidelines and ask that all in attendance wear a mask or appropriate face covering.

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