Irene R. Boyd, 85 of Stem, NC, died peacefully on December 3, 2017 after a long illness. Irene was the daughter of Drewery W. Boyd and Annie Mae (Boyd). She is survived by her sister Barbara Boyd also of Stem. Irene worked as a daycare provider for many years in Granville County and enjoyed her time with family, close friends and her church family. Receiving of friends will be on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. with funeral to follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grassy Creek Cemetery in Bullock, NC. Flowers are welcomed or memorial donations can be made to Concord Baptist Church in Creedmoor. Gentry Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is serving the Boyd family. 503 College St., Oxford, NC 27565. (919)-693-5191.