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James Calvin Boyett

May 15, 1925 March 26, 2019
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Obituary for James Calvin Boyett

Mr. James Calvin Boyett, 93 of Patterson, passed away Tuesday evening, March 26, 2019, at Memorial Satilla Health System in Waycross.

Born in Patterson, GA on May 15, 1925, he had lived in Patterson all of his life. Mr. Boyett was retired from Patterson Milling and had also farmed his whole life. He loved to fish and back in his younger days enjoyed rabbit hunting. He was a big Georgia Bulldog fan and was the best “tv coach”. Sitting on his porch visiting with friends always put a smile on his face as did being with his large family. Mr. Boyett was a hard worker and provider and was always a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great, great grandfather. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he was in the Senior Adult Sunday school class. Mr. Boyett was also a member of the Patterson and Blackshear Masonic Lodges.

He was a son of the late Harley & Arlie Warren Boyett. He was also preceded in death by his wife, LaForrest Mulkey Boyett; a daughter and two sons-in-law, Sharon & Gordon Roberson and Ray Crosby; a great grandchild, Issac Lightsey; a special companion, Juan Anderson; and three sisters, Edna Cason, Thedius Cason, and Waunell Thornton.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol & Gary Murray of Blackshear, Charlotte & Russell Thornton of Blackshear, Karen & Kyle Moore of Blackshear, and Michelle & Blaine Deal of Patterson; six sons and five daughters-in-law, James & Dena Boyett of Laurel, MS, Malcolm & Tammy Boyett of Patterson, Joseph & Pamela Boyett of Patterson, Kelvin & Jan Boyett of Savannah, Tim & Martha Sue Boyett of Metter, and David Boyett of Patterson; a sister, Lilyphine Cason of Patterson; 31 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Boyett will be held Saturday afternoon, March 30, 2019, at 3:00 pm from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery.

Visitation for Mr. Boyett will be held Friday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

The family kindly requests members of the Senior Adult Sunday school class to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the church by 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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6:00 PM 3/29/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/29/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home

PO Box 375
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
PO Box 375 Blackshear 31516 GA
United States





3:00 PM 3/30/2019 3:00:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Tyre Bridge Road
Patterson, GA 31557

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Tyre Bridge Road Patterson 31557 GA
United States

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