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December 14, 2013

Lowell Claude Boyd

SWORDS CREEK, Va — Lowell Claude Boyd, age 71, of the Horton Ridge section of Swords Creek, Virginia.

The presence of Lowell Claude Boyd was required in heaven on Thursday, December 12, 2013. He was born in Swords Creek, Virginia and was the son of Vivian Plaster Boyd of Lebanon, Virginia and the late Claude Ellis Boyd. Lowell was a graduate of Honaker High School in Honaker, Virginia. He was a former Sunday school teacher for 12 years at Ivy Springs Baptist Church in Swords Creek, Virginia. He also served as PTA president at Swords Creek Elementary School for 12 years. Lowell was a member of the board at Southwest Virginia Community College, as well as the Russell County School Board. He was a founding member of Russell County PSA and served on the board for 27 years. He was a carpenter by trade for 50 years and was a lifelong resident of the area.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one stepson, Jamie Carner.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: His second wife, Alice Carner Boyd; three daughters: Melissa Boyd Hood and husband, Barry of Claypool Hill, Virginia, Stephanie Lynn Copen and husband, Greg of Waynesville, North Carolina, Rebecca Anne Ratliff and husband, Brian of Wardell, Virginia; three stepchildren: Paul Thomas Carner and wife, Mary Ann of Tip Top, Virginia, Lonnie Edward Carner and wife, Kathy of North Tazewell, Virginia, Laura Ann Carner of Tazewell, Virginia; two step-grandchildren: Dustin Carner and Kelly Carner of the home; three sisters: Lois McGlothlin of Churubusco, Indiana, Rita Ward of Tazewell, Virginia, Connie Comer of Lebanon, Virginia; first wife, Donna Williamson Mullins. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren along with a host of family and friends.

Funeral services for Lowell Claude Boyd will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia with Robert Whitt and Jerry Hess officiating. Interment will follow at Boyd Family Cemetery near Pine Creek, Swords Creek, Virginia. Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Ratliff, Greg Copen, Barry Hood, Ed Carner, Wayne Bostic, and Paul Thomas Carner.

The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Legacy Hospice, 1963 Second Street, Richlands, Virginia 24641.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at

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