McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native Josie Eldridge Green Boyd, 90, was born March 23, 1923 and died Nov. 7 at Raintree Manor following an extended illness.
A retired hostess with ARA and a member of East End Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Bryan and Susie Rankhorn Green. She was married to Lawery Dwain Boyd, who preceded her in death March 8, 1989. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James C. Green who died at D-Day and J.D. Green; two sisters, Velma Walker and Maureen Sellars, and great-grandson, Aiden Wrisner.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda C. and Hugh B. Hillis of Bone Cave and Gretchen and Gene Rhea of McMinnville; four grandchildren and spouses, Lucretia and Jamie Brown, Chastity and Aaron Wrisner and Justin and Tera Rhea, all of McMinnville, and Ritchey and Camilla Rhea of Bone Cave; six great-grandchildren, Kayla Brown, J.J. Brown, Ali Brooke Wrisner, Will Wrisner, Drew Wrisner and KeyLe Rhea; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Clayton Adcock of Smithville and Janice and Harris Haley of McMinnville; special friends, Evelyn Travis and family and Kathy Reedy; three sisters-in-law, Winona Powers of McMinnville, Bonita Markum and husband Howard of Nashville and Ann Green of Clarksville; and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in High’s Chapel with James Boyd and Kevin Key officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service Sunday at High’s. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 10, 2013