Thelma Snow Boyd, daughter of the late Mrs. T.W. Liebhart and Mr. James Snow, was a graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School, a Morrison resident and attended the Tennessee College for Women. Drama was always a part of Thelma’s life.
She won several awards in high school and starred in several plays in college. When Thelma was a little girl, she lived in several places. Her stepfather was in high steel construction and worked on tall buildings everywhere. She lived and went to school in Tulsa, Okla., Cincinnati, Ohio, Detroit, Mich., Los Angeles, Calif., St. Louis, Mo., and Tennessee. In Tennessee, she lived in Columbia, Centerville and Murfreesboro. While in St. Louis, she took dancing, and went to the Catholic Church School. During the war when Thelma had moved to McMinnville, she met the nicest young man, F.C. Boyd Jr. They dated for two years and then married.
Two daughters and a son blessed them: Carole Jane Boyd, Susan Adelia Greene, who with her husband, G.B. Greene, blessed her with two grandsons, Chip and Fernando, and her son, Campbell, blessed her with a granddaughter, Maegan Paige Boyd. While in McMinnville, she was in several plays and starred in one in which she received several accolades. She was a leader of Girl Scouts and then became a Cub Scout den mother -- all of her boys remember her today. Golf and bridge were two of her favorite activities.
Thelma worked at the now-defunct newspaper, the Warren County Tribune. She was the society editor and wrote a column. She had people tell her they wouldn’t miss reading her article, “The Pleasure of Your Company.”
She is preceded in death by her husband, F.C. Boyd Jr., and by her sister, Susan Trotter and her halfbrother, Joe Liebhart. She is survived by daughter, Carole Jane Boyd; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and G.B. Greene; son, Campbell Boyd III; grandchildren, Chip Greene, Fernando Greene and wife Terra, and Maegan Boyd; step-grandson, Justin Smith Boyd; great-grandson, Oliver Harrison Greene; brother-in-law, Hubert P. Boyd and wife, Billie Gray Boyd of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.
Thelma was a member of Westwood Church of Christ. Honorary pallbearers will be the McMinnville Country Club Ladies Golf Association, The Bridge Club Ladies and Westwood Widows Group, Patty Lawson, Donna King, and the wonderful ladies who stayed with Thelma this year.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Church of Christ, with James Vandiver, Clark Boyd and Paul Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at High’s. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 1, 2015