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Esther McDowell Boyd: Loris

1929 – 2023

     Esther McDowell Boyd of Loris passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, at McLeod Loris hospital. She was 94.

     Born Oct. 9, 1929, in Tabor City, she was the daughter of the late Clyde McDowell and the late Maude Cox McDowell. Mrs. Boyd was a member of Oak Dale Baptist Church.

     Survivors include her three daughters, Sharon Boyd, Suzie Coker (Michael), and Heather Boyd-Johnson (Dale); four grandchildren, Austin Long, Stacy Stephens (Ryan), Autumn Jacobs, and Jonathan Coker (Jennifer); four great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Cecil McDowell and Nila Hudson.

     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Boyd was predeceased by her husband, Hoyt Braxton Boyd; two sons, Gene Boyd and Scott Boyd; and a sister, Ruby Townsend.

     Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Hardwick Funeral Home.

     Funeral services were planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Rev. Donnie Graham and Rev. Mack Hutson officiating, committal services following at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

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