WRENS, Ga. - French G. Carpenter Elliott Boyd, age 94, wife of the late Vern Boyd, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 31, 2016 following a brief illness. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 2 p.m., at Good Hope Baptist Church, 1738 Greenwood Hwy., Saluda, SC, with Pastor Jeremy Beauford officiating. Born January 19, 1922 to the late Seba and Lennie (Mitchell) Gregory in Saluda, SC, Frenchy, as her friends knew her, left home after graduating from high school to attend nursing school in Augusta. Even though she lived most of her life in Augusta and North Augusta, she always called Saluda her home. She worked for 22 years as head nurse in the newborn nursery at University Hospital. Later she held a nursing position with the Richmond County Public Health Department in Hephzibah, GA. Frenchy was an avid reader, always having a book in her hand and it was common for her to read a book a day. For many years you could find her line or square dancing at one of the square dance clubs around the CSRA. Frenchy was a member of the Barrett School of Retired Nursing Association, University Hospital Nurses Alumnae, Kalmia Court #8 of the Amaranth, CSRA Square Dance Association and Myrna Watkins Sunday School class at Good Hope. Frenchy was preceded in death by Jack Carpenter, Thelbert Elliott, Vern Boyd, her son George Carpenter, granddaughter Katie Woods and grandson Greg Black. She is survived by her sister Emily Dominick, Newberry SC; daughters Cherie Munoz (Noel), Pensacola FL and Carolyn May (Joe), Wrens GA; grandchildren Elizabeth McGee (Derek), Melanie Bailey (Doug), David Neal Jr. (Ashlie), Bobbie Carpenter, Daniel Carpenter, Melissa Kase (Mike); fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at The Place at Martinez Nursing Home for the care that was given to Nana. Memorial donations may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church, 1738 Greenwood Hwy., Saluda, SC 29138.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20, 2016