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June 10, 2013

Franklin Boyce, Sr.

Athens — Athens – Funeral services for Franklin Boyce, Sr., 78, of Athens, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Church of God in Athens with the Rev. Chuck Hinton officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Athens.

Mr. Boyce went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 7, 2013 in Athens.

Franklin Boyce, Sr. was born April 27, 1935 in Magnolia, Ark., the son of Eddie Boyce and Reece Lee Boyce. He was a member of the Church of God in Athens and was a devoted member.  He was known as a hardworking man that loved his family.  Popa was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Franklin was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, J.A. Boyce, Billy Boyce, Charles L. Boyce; one sister, Maxine Young; three nephews, Bullet Young, Les Boyce, Thomas Boyce; and two nieces, Susie Boyce and Diane Tiege.    

He is survived by: his loving wife of 59 years and mother of his loving children, Violet Cooper Boyce of the home;  five sons, Billy Boyce and his wife Tracy of Athens, Benny Boyce and his wife Ramona of Athens, Franklin Boyce, Jr., Charlie Boyce and his wife Sherri of Athens, Harry Boyce and his wife Tiny of Athens; 14 grandchildren, Billy Boyce, Jr., Michael Boyce, Michelle Boyce, Misty Davis, Mandy Lee, Clifton Acker, Lance Boyce, Lauren Boyce, Madison Boyce, River Boyce, Cande Boyce, Brittani Hurt, Chantel Boyce, Harry Boyce Jr.; two sisters-in-law; Daisy Cooper, Ivory Choate and husband Davis; three nephews, Clifford Young, Bill Young, Bennie Ray Choate; four nieces, Maxine Young, Delia Young, Reece Young, Violet May Boyce; and numerous cousins.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Davis, Andy Bourland, Jr., Bennie Ray Choate, James Michael Owens, Henry Cooper and James Lewis Hession.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Church of God in Athens.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

You may light a candle, or write condolences to Mr. Boyce’s family at: www.hannigansmith.com               

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