Melvin “Foster” Boyd, age 56 died Saturday, October 11, 2014. A native of Granville County, he was the son of Melvin Lee Boyd and the late Mildred Finch Boyd. Foster was a member of Oxford Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder and Youth Leader. He was a member of the Oxford Volunteer Fire Dept. where he served for 20 years. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Granville County Rescue Squad and a 1976 graduate of J. F. Webb High School.
Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Oxford Presbyterian Church by Reverend Alan Koneke. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2:00 pm, prior to the service, in the fellowship hall of the church.
Surviving is his wife, Jane Lancaster Boyd; a son, Michael S. Boyd of Oxford; a daughter, Jessica Renee’ Boyd (Joseph) of Oxford; a brother, Wade R. Boyd (Barbara) of Goldston; a sister, Cinderella B. Lyon (Laurie) of Sanford; his beloved granddaughter, Adalyn Grace Bowen; and aunts, Carolyn Moss of Oxford and Shirley Paine.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Oxford Presbyterian Church, PO 652, Oxford, NC 27565 or Oxford Volunteer Fire Dept., 112 E. McClanahan Street, Oxford, NC 27565.
Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is assisting the Boyd family. For online condolences, go to www.hallwynne.com and select obituaries.