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Arvilla  Lester Boyd
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Arvilla Lester Boyd, 84 years of age, of Abingdon, VA and formerly of Mavisdale, VA, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. Born April 17, 1933, she was born the daughter of the late Alvin and Linnie Collins Lester.

Arvilla was of the Church of God faith and enjoyed traveling, cleaning her house and attending yard sales whenever she could find one. Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Noah Boyd, one daughter, Deanna Shortridge, five sisters and three brothers.

Those left to cherish her memories include one daughter, Bridgett (Paul) Blevins of Abingdon, VA; one son, Daniel Lee (Dolly) Boyd of Abingdon, VA; three sisters, Dora O'Quinn of Pilgrims Knob, VA, Juanita Lane and Glenna Church both of Dandridge, TN; one brother, Floyd Lester of Pounding Mill, VA. She is also survived by three grandsons, Daniel Boyd, Nick Shortridge and Zachary Blevins; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Arvilla Lester Boyd will take place at Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Troy Lester officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be her Grandsons, Great-Grandson and Friends of the Family.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:00 P.M at the Funeral Home with evening services to begin at 7:00 P.M.

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The family of Arvilla Lester Boyd have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Evening services will begin at 7:00 PM.

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Cemetery Details


Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609


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