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Grethel  McLamb Boyette
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Obituary for Grethel McLamb Boyette

Grethel McLamb Boyette, age 96, of Kenly passed away on August 28, 2017. Born in Harnett
County on October 10, 1920, she was the daughter of Junius V. and Armatha Parker McLamb.
Mrs. Boyette was preceded in death by her husband Ray A. Boyette, in addition to her parents and siblings.

Ms. Grethel was committed to, and was extremely proud of, her family and was known far and wide for her contributions of leadership, organization, and hard work for the betterment of the community, including the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Kenly Chamber of Commerce, and many other “projects”.

Ms. Grethel is survived by her children, Doug Boyette and wife Joyce of Shelby, NC, Don Boyette and wife Chris of Kenly, Martha Pittman and husband Benny of Oak Ridge, NC, and Anne Boyette of Wilson; grandchildren, Claire Boyette McCullough and husband Devin of Shelby, NC, Meredith Boyette and husband Josh Hughes of Hillsboro, NC, Julia Boyette Monroe and husband Reilly of Richmond, VA, Penny Boyette Ragan and husband Jamie of Goldsboro, NC, Sarah Balaban and husband Randy of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Walton Boyette of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Jonah Boyette of Pine Level, NC, Ben Gaines and wife Vanessa of Portland, OR, Rebecca Gaines of Winston Salem, NC, and Mary O’Brien and husband Jeremy of Fayetteville, NC; and great-grandchildren, Lilly and Anna Grace McCullough, David Hughes, Read Monroe, Lacey and Kate Ragan, Noah Morgan, Greyson Driskill, and Connor O’Brien; four brother and sisters in law, Brady Kinlaw, Grace McLamb, Theramae Jackson, and Priscilla Peed; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kenly Funeral Service. A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Kenly Funeral Service. Internment will follow at the Kenly Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

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