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Marion Earl Boyd

September 1, 1928 ~ August 30, 2013 (age 84)

Savannah – Marion Earl Boyd, Jr., 85, a lifelong resident of Savannah, died August 30, 2013. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific and in Korea. A member of the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, he served as President of the Seekers Class and an active member of Senior Friendship Days. A lover of the waters and islands of the area, he was employed as a yacht captain for many years. An avid reader, he loved mysteries and history books along with his newspaper. Surviving are: his wife Mary F. Beard Boyd; a sister Betty Durfey; children: Elizabeth B. Houston (Charles), Darien, GA; Marion E. Boyd III, Savannah, GA; Donna B. Holland (David) Chester, VA; grandchildren: Heather Houston-Meeks (Billy); Charles Houston, III (Chizu); Alyssa Holland; Rachael Holland; Christine Boyd; and three great grandchildren. Memorial Services: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church. Visitation at 10 A.M., prior to service. Remembrances: Wilmington Island United Methodist Church or Hospice Savannah. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com . Howard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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