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Carolyn Boyd

Carolyn Shirley Richards Boyd, 82, of Dunlap, passed away May 20, 2021 at her home.

Carolyn was a member of First United Methodist Church of Whitwell. She was born in Whitwell and was a 1956 graduate of Whitwell High School and a 1986 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She was a TVA retiree with 32 years of service. Carolyn had an amazing love of life and people and she embraced both with an adventurous spirit. The world was a brighter place because of her and now she shines in Heaven.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Ottis Shirley; and husband, Jack L. Boyd.

   She is survived by her mother, Hazel Shirley, Whitwell; daughter, Jamie Morgan, Dunlap; son-in-law, Michael Morgan, Dunlap; sister, Teresa Ford, Whitwell; brother-in-law, Bill Ford, Whitwell; nephew, Greg Ford, Laura Ford and great-niece, Emma, of Kimball; niece, Julie Phares, Charles Phares and great-niece, Brooke, of Seattle; nephew, Scotty Hudson, and great-niece, Laurel, of Chattanooga.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 26 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike King and Rev. Bill Stuart officiating. Burial was in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Donations can be made to American Cancer Society or Wounded Warriors Project.

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Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap.

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