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LORIS - Hoyt Braxton Boyd, 69, owner-operator of Boyd's Land Clearing, died Sunday in a Conway Hospital. The funeral will be at 2pm Wednesday in Hardwick Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
   Mr. Boyd was born in Horry County, a son of N. Gorham Boyd and Dula Gerald Boyd. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a paratrooper.
   Surviving are his wife, Esther McDowell Boyd; two sons, Gene Boyd and Scott Boyd, both of Loris; three daughters, Sharon Boyd and Heather Boyd, both of Loris, and Suzie Coker of Tabor City, NC; three sisters, Lucille Boyd and Mabel Heniford, both of Loris and Lois Grainger of Green Sea; and two grandchildren.

(courtesy of Bob Vaught)

Crypt marker of Hoyt B. Boyd in Mausoleum of the Twin City Memorial Gardens, Loris (Horry county), South Carolina.

Hoyt enlisted in the Army at Ft Jackson, Columbia, SC on 17 April 1943.  Pvt Boyd, a member of Hq 1st, was wounded in action on 3 July 1943. 

His military awards include the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

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