LIVINGSTON Funeral Services for Mr. Clarence Addison "Add" Boyd, age 89 of Livingston, will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 10 a.m. from the St. James Episcopal Church in Livingston with Father Bryan Hatchett and Father Richard Losch officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Cemetery in Boyd. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home.
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Mr. Boyd passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at his residence.
Mr. Boyd was born September 12, 1921, in Electric Mills, Mississippi. His parents moved to Geiger, Alabama where Add attended the Geiger School and later graduated from Livingston High School. After graduation, Add enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He was trained as a bomber pilot in B17's, B25's, and was transitioning to the B29 at the end of WWII. While in the military, he met and married Eloise Metzger of San Bernardino, California.
Upon returning to Geiger, he established a construction company that expanded into supplying construction aggregates on many federal, state and local projects, including Tenn-Tom Waterway projects. As an entrepreneur, Add started and expanded several other businesses in Alabama and Mississippi.
Add was supporter of numerous local charities and organizations, including the Boy Scouts, The
, Presbyterian Children's Home, and Angel Flight. He was a member of the original Alabama Flying Farmers Association and served on the Sumter County Board of Equalization. Add was an active Mason for almost 50 years and was to receive the Fifty Year Masonic Pin in March 2011. He was an active member of the St. James Episcopal Church.
Add is survived by his wife Dorothy Nelson, two sons Pierce (Louise) and Smith Boyd and three step children, Louise Nelson Barnes (Butch), Tom Nelson (Ruth), and Sidney Nelson (Susan).
Pallbearers are Frank Boyd, Joe Frank Miller, Robert David Miller, Buddy Burton, Johnny Bell, and Jimmy Stegall. Honorary pallbearers are Asa Green, Bill Martin, Leon McBride, Clifton Looney, Billy McKenzie, Bud Jones, and Herley Pruitt.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Children's Home (Talladega, AL), St. James Episcopal Church (Livingston, AL), or the
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505 W 4th Ave York, AL 36925
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 21, 2010