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William R. "Cat Bird" Boyer, 61, of 1006 Woodruff Ave., Elizabeth City, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1949 in Greenville, S.C., to the late Hugh B. and Evelyn Johnston Boyer.
Mr. Boyer was a partner in Southeastern Professional Coatings, a member of the Towne South Church of Christ, member of Improved Order of Red Men, Tribe #8, and was retired from the USCG Reserves.
He is survived by his wife, Jill Talkington Boyer of the home; one daughter, Keeley B. Styron and husband, David, of Chesapeake, Va.; two sons, Brooks Boyer and wife, Kim, of Fresno, Calif. and Beau Boyer of Elizabeth City. He is also survived by a brother, Jack Boyer and wife, Ruth, of Concord; and three grandchildren, Emmit Boyer, Audrey Boyer and Charlotte Ann Styron.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Towne South Church of Christ, 2224 Peartree Road, Elizabeth City by Minister Brad Giffin. Burial will be in the West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church immediately following the funeral and at other times at their residence. The family ask memorial gifts be directed to either the Alzheimer's Foundation, % Diana Spivey, 1032 Crosswinds Dr., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or the Towne South Church of Christ, 2224 Peartree Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Boyer family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Published in The Daily Advance on Dec. 24, 2010