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Edgar Ray Boyce

February 11, 1932 — May 4, 2023

   Edgar Ray Boyce, 91, of 919 Virginia Road, Edenton, NC, died Thursday, May 4, 2023 in his home.

   Mr. Boyce was born in Chowan County on February 11, 1932, and was the son of the late Sherrill Boyce, Sr. and Grace Stallings Boyce Monds. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marjorie Ann Norman Boyce; his step-father, Sammie Hubert Monds; and by brothers, Nurnie, Sherrill Jr., and Milton Boyce.

   Retired from the Edenton Cotton Mill following 40 years of employment, in earlier years he had also enjoyed farming. He grew up in the fellowship of Center Hill Baptist Church.

   Surviving are his two sons, Robert Ray Boyce of Edenton and James Carroll Boyce (wife, Anna) of Hertford; a sister, Darlene Monds of Massachusetts; a brother, Sammie Monds (wife, Evelyn) of Elizabeth City; a sister-in-law, Dianna Swain of Edenton; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

   Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, and will be conducted by the Rev. Howard Sutton. A private burial will follow in Beaver Hill Cemetery. Friends may join the family in the funeral home immediately following the service on Monday and other times at the residence.

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Monday, May 8, 2023

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735 Virginia Road, Edenton, NC 27932

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