BOYT, WILBUR H. Wilbur Holloway Boyt, 81, of McComb, Miss., died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in McComb. He was the son of Rufus Owen Boyt and Mable Bird Boyt. He was retired from the Louisiana Office of Highways and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, very active in coaching Little League baseball and was an avid LSU fan. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Joseph Owen Boyt; and two brothers, Hartwell and Hugh Boyt. He is survived by his wife, Frances Tuminello Boyt of McComb; son, James Prentiss Boyt of Clinton; daughter, Christine Boyt of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Lynn Boyt of Denham Springs; four sisters-in-law, Teny Tuminello of McComb, Gertrude T. Spence of Memphis, Tenn., Gladys Boyt of Bogalusa and Lucille Tuminello of Baton Rouge; three grandchildren, Joseph Owen Feierabend of Clinton and Jennifer Boyt and Kelly Boyt, both of Denham Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until funeral Mass at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Bill Henry, celebrant. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mississippi Alzheimer's Association, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216 or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1105, McComb, MS 39649. Arrangements by Catchings Funeral Home, McComb.
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Published in The Advocate on Dec. 20, 2005