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Bernice Boyd

February 24, 1925 — February 27, 2016

Carbondale - Bernice Boyd, 91, of Carbondale passed away peacefully at 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Carbondale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Carbondale. Bernice was born February 24, 1925 in Parker City, IL to James Dophlas and Hulda Elizabeth (Newbold) Hancock. Bernice was united in marriage with Hugh Boyd on November 8, 1942 in Jackson, Missouri. He preceded her in death on May 25, 1990. She is survived by her sister, Verna Holmes of Jerseyville; brother-in-law, Donald and Pat Boyd of Crab Orchard; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son and only child, Wilburn Boyd, who was Carbondale's first Vietnam casualty; parents; and one brother, Kenneth Newbold. Bernice was a Christian who love the Lord and attended the Lantana Baptist Church in Carbondale. She spoke often of her husband and son and longed to be with them. Her heart was broken when her son was killed at the age of 19 in the Vietnam War. Bernice did not drive and depended on her sister Verna to go shopping. Like sisters they often would buy matching things. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Meredith Funeral Home of Carbondale with Reverend Gerald Homes officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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