PETERSON Julia Elizabeth Kline Boyd, age 92, of Peterson, died April 19, 2011, at Hospice of West Alabama.
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She was born in Abernant, Ala. Oct. 16, 1918, to the late Ben Kline and Effie Dolan Avery Kline. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Bryant Boyd; brother, Richard "Buddy" Kline; sister-in-law, Zella Faye Kline; sons, David Boyd, Ralph Boyd, and Glen Boyd; and daughters-in-law, Brenda Barger Boyd and Mary Cheryl Boyd.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanette Overby (Carroll); her son, Don Boyd and daughter-in-law, Mary Ruth Boyd; grandchildren, Sharron Overby of Terre Haute, Ind., Sonya Durrett (Ted), Donna Hoggle (Jeff), Mandy Potts (Chuck), Brian Boyd (Michelle) of Carrollton, Ga., Mary Beth Boyd of Nashville, Tenn., Karen Walker (Allen), Amanda Kimbrough (Darrell) of New Hope, Ala., Tammy Scales (Tommy), Chris Boyd, and Cindy Starnes; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Boyd Cemetery with Bro. Palmer Kizziah officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Special songs will be performed by Palmer Kizziah and Ramona McGee.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Potts, Brian Boyd, Dolan Kline, Gaines Avery, Ken McGee, and Melvin Sexton.
Her mother died when she was three years old. She was raised by her dad, brother, and grandma, Bettie Avery.
Mom was a fine Christian mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family. She was known by everyone as "Granny Boyd" because of her kind and loving heart.
She was lunchroom manager at the old Peterson School and later went to work at Druid City Hospital in the dietary department. She retired in 1981 after 22 years of service. Her hobbies were cooking, sewing, and quilting. She enjoyed her ceramic classes at Robertson Towers with her many friends.
Special thanks to her niece, Jane Kline Webber, for her many years of visits and loving care.
Heartfelt thanks to the many friends and relatives in the Peterson, Howton, and Brookwood communities.
A special appreciation to Forest Manor Nursing Home Station 3, her CNAs, and many other friends. The bedside programs by Bro. Jim Smith, Robert Burns, and Teresa Redd were greatly appreciated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of West Alabama.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Apr. 20, 2011