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William Bolden "Bill" Boyd

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William "Bill" Bolden Boyd, 66, passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 at Alexandria.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, 10 a.m. at East Leesville Baptist Church. Ministers will be Rev. Gil Arthur and Rev. Jerry Key.  A graveside service will also be held at Evans Ritchie Cemetery, Vivian, under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, a dignity memorial provider.  Visitation will begin on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2010 at 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville.

Bill is survived by his brother, Vance Boyd, Jr. of Vivian; sister, Charlene Frisby and husband W. L. of Sheridan, Ark.; niece, Teresa McCormick; nephews, Norman and Michael Frisby; 1 great niece and 4 great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, DeAlma Tate Boyd and Vance Boyd, Sr. and one sister-in-law, Nell Lum Boyd.

Bill was a native of Converse, but grew up in Northwest Louisiana.  He was a 1962 graduate of North Caddo High School, then attended and graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from NLU in 1968.   He proudly served in the United States Army with the rank of Captain in charge of Pharmaceutical supplies.  During his time in the military, he served in Japan for 2 years.  After his military service, he moved to Palestine, Texas and then to Leesville where he worked at Leesville Drugs and then owned Thrifty Way Drugs.  He sold the drug store and began working at Phoenix Drug Store, down town Leesville, as head pharmacist.  Bill was a member of the East Leesville Baptist Church and an ordained Deacon.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations may be made to the East Leesville Baptist Church Ministries. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfh.com.
Published in Leesville Daily Leader on Sept. 2, 2010
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