2018-09-12 / Obituaries

Boyd C. Gillis

ZIONVILLE — Boyd C. Gillis, age 86, of Silverstone Road, Zionville, husband of Sally Perry Gillis, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2018, at his home.

Boyd was born Aug.28, 1932 in Randolph County, a son of the late Howard Taft Gillis and Nellie Eugenia Fuqua Gillis. He was a member of the Raleigh Lions Club, and a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Roxboro. Boyd was a recipient of the “Order of the Long Leaf Pine”, presented to him by the Governor of North Carolina for his outstanding service of our state.

In addition to his wife, Boyd is survived by two step-sons, Robert Gregory Futrelle of London, England, and George H. Futrelle and wife Renee of Mount Olive; one stepdaughter, Joy Ingallinera and husband Carl of Raleigh; five granddaughters, Dr. Hailey Gillis Amick of Knoxville, Tennessee, Katherine Gillis Lander of Hillsborough, Rachael Gillis VanDam of Williamburg, Virginia, Samantha Futrelle, and Meredith Futrelle, both of Mount Olive. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Lowery Gillis; one son, Michael Boyd Gillis; one grandson, Axel Gillis, and one brother, Neil Gillis.

Funeral services for Boyd C. Gillis will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Dr. Victor Blackwell and the Reverend George Futrelle. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 2p.m., at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, North Carolina, 28607, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Gillis family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service, in Boone, NC, is in charge of the arrangements.

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