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William Boyd Willis

LAWNDALE — Mr. William Boyd Willis, 59, of 2607 Curt Ledford Road, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born June 20, 1943, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Ralph Eugene Sr. and Lula Mae Sweezy Willis. He retired from Hickory Springs Manufacturing as supervisor, after 30 years of service. He attended Pisgah Baptist Church and volunteered for Upper Cleveland Area Needs (UCAN) and Hospice of Cleveland County.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Pete, Glenord, Ralph Jr. and Bobby Dale Willis.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Vernie Cook Willis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vonda and Ryan Weaver of Rougemont and Amanda and Clifford Hoyle of Casar; a daughter, Rhoda Willis of Cary; four brothers, Gene Willis and Randy Willis, both of Casar, Phillip Willis of Vale and Larry Willis of Lawndale; and four grandchildren, Cody Hoyle, Caitlin Hoyle, Cheyenne Hoyle and Justin Weaver.

The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Stamey Funeral Home with the Revs. Chris Sanford and Carolyn Sears officiating.

Burial will be in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150; or to UCAN-Upper Cleveland Area Needs, P.O. Box 393, Lawndale, NC 28090.