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Randolph Boyd: Loris

1945 – 2022

     Randolph Boyd passed away on Monday, June 27, at his home in Loris. He was 76.

     Born Sept. 3, 1945 in Washington, he was the son of the late Sam Tim Boyd and the late Lula Mae Lawrence Boyd.

     Mr. Boyd attended Drum Hill High School in Peekskill, New York, and began the BOCES training program where he became a licensed mechanic. He worked with Greenburgh Central School District #7 for 30 years as a Master Mechanic and Supervisor, and then with Lakeland School District for 14 years as a part-time school bus driver.

     Mr. Boyd loved to dance, tell jokes, and make up songs. He was passionate about his profession and spent many hours washing, waxing, rebuilding, and repairing cars. He enjoyed spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly, helping his neighbors, and beautifying his yard.

     He was a faithful member of Loris First Baptist Church for eight years.

     Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Georgeanna Logan Boyd; his six children, Cheryl Dawson and husband Will of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Ranceina Knight and husband Kevin of Columbia, Ebony Davis and fiancé, Raquib of Peekskill, New York, Kerline Headley and husband, Phillip of Fishkill, New York, Ivory Logan of Atlanta, Georgia, Trude Cooke-Turner and husband Reggie of Loganville, Pennsylvania; his cat, J.R. “Doodie”; two siblings, Sam Boyd and wife Dorothy of Chocowinity and Margaret Spry of Peekskill, New York; many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family; and a special sister, Donna “Sweet Pea” Arnette of Loris.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyd was predeceased by 10 siblings, George C. Boyd and wife, Phyllis, John Boyd, Willie Boyd, Doris Boyd, Iris Boyd, Liz Randolph, Ruth Jenkins, Ella Selby, Richie Sherman, and Susie Mae Powers.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ross Altman officiating.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the services at the funeral home.

     Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue North, Ste. 101, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

     A guest register is available here.