Sep. 19, 2010 Hendersonville Henderson County North Carolina, USA
Helen Sue Williams Boyd Anders, 88, of Hendersonville, N.C., passed away peacefully Sept. 19 at Elizabeth House, Four Seasons Compassion for Life.
A native of Virginia, she grew up in Jonesville — Thompson Settlement Community, Lee County. She taught in Nelson County Public Schools and retired to Henderson County, N.C., where she had lived for the past 28 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, the Rev. Hugh E. Boyd, who died in 1979. In 1986, she married Raymond R. Anders of Henderson County, who died in 1994.
She was the daughter of the late Henry Clint and Bobbie Collier Williams. She graduated from Virginia Intermont and the University of Virginia. She taught second grade at Fleetwood Elementary School for 24 years. Sue had many interests and talents including oil painting, collecting antiques, travel, music (playing the organ and piano) and flower gardening. She was the right hand of Reverend Boyd for 28 years at Jonesboro Baptist Church, serving as choir director, organist, pianist, Sunday school teacher, and WMU director. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville.
Survivors include her sons, John Lawrence Boyd and his wife, Ann, of Hendersonville, N.C.; Hugh Edward Boyd, of Savannah, Ga.; three grandchildren, Sue Boyd, of San Diego, Calif., and wife, Cyndi; Heather Wilson, of Charlotte, N.C., and husband, Demond, and Carrie Boyd, of Charlotte,. N.C.; six great-grandchildren, Latravis, Tristen and Brayden Wilson, of Charlotte, and Riley, Dylan, and Cooper Boyd, of San Diego; one sister, Alice Hedrick, of Jonesville; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was to be held Sept. 23, 2010 in Jonesboro Cemetery with the Rev. John Campbell and Wayne Underwood officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, N.C. 28731