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Ferris E. "Gene" Boatwright, Sr
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Birth: May 6, 1926
Cross City
Dixie County
Florida, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1996
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT
Copyright (c) 1996, Landmark Communications, Inc.

DATE: Thursday, February 1, 1996 TAG: 9602010276
SECTION: LOCAL PAGE: B4 EDITION: FINAL
DATELINE: PORTSMOUTH LENGTH: Short : 29 lines

FERRIS E. BOATWRIGHT SR.

Ferris E. ``Gene'' Boatwright, 69, of the 300 block of Green St., died Jan. 30, 1995 in a Portsmouth hospital.

He was a boatswains mate in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1965 after 18 years of service. He was born in Cross City, Fla. He was a member of McCall's Chapel United Methodist Church, Branford, Fla., and the Fleet Reserve Association.

He is survived bu his wife, Betty J. Boatwright; four daughters, Margaret Duckwall of Smithfield, Johnnye Ponte, Susan Alphin and Sharon Oliver, all of Portsmouth; two sons, Richard Lynch of Charleston, S.C., Ferris E. Boatwright Jr. of Portsmouth; and two brothers, John Boatwright of Jesup, Ga., Carl Boatwright of Gainesville, Fla.; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, Dr. Robert Forehand presiding. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Walter E Boatwright (1899 - 1972)
  Mary Maude Thigpen Boatwright (1905 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Betty Jordan Boatwright (1928 - 2006)
 
 Sibling:
  Ferris E. Boatwright (1926 - 1996)
  Infant Girl Boatwright (1930 - 1930)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Vera Mikell Sodek
Record added: Jun 22, 2007
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Ferris E. Gene Boatwright, Sr
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- Robert Munson
 Added: Dec. 16, 2008
Thank you!
- Vera Mikell Sodek
 Added: Jul. 11, 2007
 
 
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