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James W. Boyd
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James W. Boyd was born July 26, 1855,in Carroll County, Ga., being 76 years ofage at the time of his death, May 24, 1931.Moving to the State of Alabama was mar-ried to Josephine Richards, Dec. 9, 1878.Came to Texas his adopted State in 1887settling near Garrison, Nacogdoches County, near the place of his death.To this union ten children were born, six boys and four girls. Nine of whom survive him, C.E., E.C., and G.H. Boydof Fort Worth, Texas; U.G. Boyd of Houston;A.H. Boyd of Jourdantown, Mrs. John Elbert of Houston; Mrs. J.T. Hough of Nacogdoches; Mrs. W.H. Garrison of Shreveport, La.; Mrs. J.P. Homes of Garrison, Texas.Brother Boyd was converted and joinedthe Missionary Baptist Chirch at Mount Pisgah, thirty-one years ago, and was afaithful member of the same church untilthe death angel called him home. Fewmen are more devoted or more loyal totheir church than he, or contended moreearnestly for the faith once for alldelivered to the Saints, than he did. COmingto Texas in an early day he imbibed thespirit of our forefathers who knew nothingbut faith and devotion to the causes theyespoused, he possessed no spirit of com-promise, he met the world, the flesh, andthe devil with the unfurled banner, thesword of God's truth, through and bywhich he was victor, even in the midstof evil days and a wicked and perversegeneration, he had faith in God, that Hewould care for his own, he died as helived in the triumph of a living faith inJesus Christ. And while he has been takenfrom us, yet his Christian character andinfluence will remain, for the Bible says,"Blessed are the dead that die in theLord, yea saith the spirit they do restfrom their labors and their works do followthem." Like Abel of old "dead yet hespeaks." Thus another good citizen, lov-ing companion and devoted father haspassed to his reward.His funeral was held in Walnut GroveChurch, Nacogdoches COunty, conducted by the writer, his pastor for several years.Interment was in Walnut Grove cemeteryin the presence of a large congregationof sorrowing friends and relatives, thefloral offerings but spoke the love andappreciation of those who knew him. hisbody awaits the resurrection of the justpeace to his ashes. - Elder J. R. WelchGarrison, Texas
- Judi Braddick
 Added: May. 15, 2007

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