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John Robert Boyd

CHESTER -- Mr. John Robert Boyd, 96, of 114 Frazier Drive, Chester, S.C., died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at his home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church, with Rev. James Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Blackrock Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was born in Chester County, S.C. on Feb. 21, 1911, the son of the late Mary Boyd and John Swift. He was the widower of Henryetta S. Boyd.

He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, then started attending Blackrock Baptist Church. He was retired from Marsh Real Estate Co. in Charlotte, N.C.

Mr. Boyd is survived by one daughter, Margaret Boyd of the home; four grandsons, Isaiah (Arleava) Boyd, Charles Boyd and Omar Boyd, all of Chester and Willie Boyd of Santa Monica, Calif.; and two granddaughters, Rosetta (Columbus) Pendergrass and Helen (Leslie) Boyd Bell of Chester.

Viewing for Mr. Boyd will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Denton Funeral Home.

The family is receiving friends at the home.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge.