Boyce H. Kennedy

May 17, 1935 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 86)

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Boyce H. Kennedy, age 86, of Rutherfordton, died Friday, September 3, 2021, at his residence. 

He was the son of the late Thomas and  Lola Kennedy. Boyce was a native of Rutherford county. Ina addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Luann Bradley Kennedy; brother Carl Kennedy; sister Foy Holt.

Boyce was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was chairman of the Trustee committee for 15 years. Boyce also served as chairman of the cemetery committee.

Survivors include:

Companion and caregiver:
Janice Jolley

Two  step-sons:
Bill Hughes (Julie)
Johnny Marlowe (Danielle)

Six step-daughters:
Sharon Pugh (Mike)
Christy Daniel (Jared)
Malinda Mathis (Birch)
Anita Buchanan (Denver)
Teresa Steppe (Bruce)
Alisa Cantrell (Wayne)

One Sister:
Peggy Mask (Bill)

One sister-in-law:
Mary Kennedy

Two brothers:
Kenneth Kennedy (Edith)
Don Kennedy (Peggy Jane)

Many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren and many other family members. 

The graveside service will be 3:00 PM Sunday, September 5, 2021 at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Debbie Toney officiating.  Interment will be at New Hope United Methodist Church  Cemetery, The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery. A guest register is available at McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. 

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Graveside Service
September 5, 2021

3:00 PM
New Hope United Methodist Church
4251 Chesnee Rd.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Visitation Following Service

New Hope United Methodist Church
4251 Chesnee Rd.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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