2018-01-10 / Obituaries


Mr. Alton Boyd, age 92 of Sylvester, Georgia, formerly of Colquitt, died Sunday, January 7, 2018, at his residence in Sylvester.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Danny Story and Rev. Chad Cooper officiating. Interment followed at the Colquitt City Cemetery.

Mr. Boyd was a retired farmer, a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Sylvester, and a former member of Colquitt First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years. He was also a member of the Gerald Grow Post #119 American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Boyd of Sylvester, GA; one son, Al (Karon) Boyd of Sylvester; two grandchildren, Alissa (Billy) Doering and John-Michael Boyd; three brothers, Marvin (Laverne) Boyd of Colquitt, Jack (Marjean) Boyd of Thomasville, and Roy (Gail) Boyd of Waycross; one sister, Alice Lane of Colquitt; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Seaborn and Alice Everson Boyd and one brother Emory Boyd.

Colquitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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