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Myrtis Virginia "Bate" Boyer
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1913
Polk County
Florida, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2011
Union County
Georgia, USA

Myrtis Virginia "Bate" Boyer was the wife of James Posey Boyer and the mother to James and Joan Boyer.

Mrs. Myrtis Virginia Boyer (Bate) age 98 of Chapman Lane, Blairsville, a true southern lady all her life, went on to greet her Lord and her husband James Posey Boyer on August 6, 2011. Her last days on this earth she resided at the Union County Nursing home where she was attended by a group of angels, disguised as nurses. Bate began her life on March 15, 1913 in Polk County FL where her parents worked as cooks in a phosphate mine. Her family moved to Miami shortly after, where her father became a successful builder. Bate is survived by a brother James Donald Bell and his wife Jeanne of Sebastian Fl. Bate married and had two children, Joan Chapman and James (Sonny) Boyer who both have lived in Blairsville for several decades. Bate moved to Blairsville in 1995 to join her children and has been living with her daughter Joan. Bate retired from the University of Miami as an executive secretary.
Bate has five grandchildren, Harold Eugene Bell Jr. and his wife Deborah, of Miami; Terri Lynn Bell of Gainesville GA and David Scott Bell of Blairsville; Stephen Lynn Boyer and his wife Kay of Ft. White FL and Jaime Lorne Boyer of Blairsville. She also has five great grandchildren, Christopher Wade Bell of Miami, Melissa Lynn Diaz and her husband, Albert, of Miami, Raven Nichole Weaver and husband Mathew, of Gainesville, Mollie Louise Boyer of Blairsville and Emily Lorne Boyer of Blairsville. She lived long enough to meet and have a picture taken with her great, great grandson Jonathan Wade Diaz. There were five generations in one of the photos.
Services were held at Cochran funeral home, Tuesday August 9, with viewing from 5 to 7 PM and services at 7 PM with Rev. Jeff Deavers, of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and Rev. Fred Whitley of The Church Without Walls officiating. Graveside services were held in Miami on Friday the 12th of August by Rev. Bill Neely where Bate will rejoin her husband, who left this earth 51 years before her.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please join us in remembering "Bate" by visiting our website at, where you can share your fond memories of Bate with the family, and view the LifeTribute. 
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  James Posey Boyer (1906 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Flagler Memorial Park
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
Plot: Companion Garden Of Peace Sec COMPCEMSNC Lot 136 Space 2
Created by: David Rowl
Record added: Dec 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101695610
Myrtis Virginia Bate Boyer
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Myrtis Virginia Bate Boyer
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 Added: May. 13, 2013

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