COVE CITY - Edward Guy Boyd, age 52, departed this world and peacefully entered into the arms of his heavenly father on March 24, 2013. He was born November 3, 1960, to the late Edward H. "Peabody" and Caroleen Heath Boyd. He was a 1979 graduate of West Craven High School and attended Mt. Olive College. He made his life long career as a co-owner of Drake Janitorial Service Inc. Kinston, N.C. and was a lifetime member of Core Creek FWB Church in Cove City. Guy was a loving and devoted husband, father, granddaddy and a friend to everyone he met. He was known for his beautiful smile and great wit. He will be dearly missed by all. Guy was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law Sara DeBruhl Drake; brothers-in-law Tex and Charlie Drake; and a special Granny, Zoda Drake. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Drake Boyd; a daughter Amy Boyd Beverage and husband Jared, of Trenton; son Ryan Drake Boyd and wife Christina, of Cove City. One preciously spoiled grandson, Paykin Beverage; sister Gail Wilson and husband Randolph, of Kittrell, N.C.; brother Brent Boyd and wife Diane, of Spotsylvania, Va.; father-in-law Curtis Drake Jr. and wife Miriam, of Kinston, N.C.; aunt Jackie McCoy of Cove City; special brother Joseph Vestal; special uncle George DeBruhl. Guy leaves behind many close family and dear friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday March 28, 2013, at Core Creek Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Barnhill officiating. Interment will follow at Cove City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the church and other times at the home. Arrangements are with Edwards Funeral Home Kinston, N.C. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Mar. 26 to Mar. 30, 2013