COLUMBUS — Boyd Eugene Shanks, 81, died Sept. 12, 2020. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel. Burial will follow in Oktibbeha Memorial Garden Park. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home and Crematory Second Avenue North location is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Shanks was born April 25, 1939, in Artesia, to the late Dewey and Earline Smith Shanks. He was formerly employed as a beekeeper and farmer and attended Artesia United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Calvin Shanks, Alton Shanks, Samuel Shanks and Bertha Thrasher. He is survived by his children, Boyde gBubbah Shanks Jr. of Shannon, Gloria Berry and Windy Raines both of Columbus; sister, Ann Minor of Columbus; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Chris Berry, Brandon Whitmore, Freddie Minor, Dwayne Wooten, Arthur Pugh and Frankie Pugh. Memorials may be made to the Columbus Lowndes Humane Society, P.O. Box 85, Columbus, MS, 39703.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on September 14, 2020
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