Oscar P. Boyles
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Oscar P. Boyles
  • October 14, 1923 - April 17, 2011
  • Smiths, Alabama

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Oscar P. Boyles, age 87, resident of Smiths, AL., died on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Columbus Hospice House. Funeral services are scheduled at the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3 p.m. with Reverend Andy Merritt officiating. Private interment will follow at Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. Mr. Boyles, son of the late Thomas Roy Boyles and Sarah Ethel Johnson Boyles, was born October 14, 1923 in Forrest, MS. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served his country honorably during World War II. Mr. Boyles graduated from Auburn University receiving both his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree. He then began a career as an educator, where he devoted more than 25 years of faithful service. Mr. Boyles started his teaching career at Trinity Private School. He then taught at both Lagrange College and Cusseta High School before transferring to Baker High School where he served as Principal for several years. Mr. Boyles attended Edgewood Baptist Church and had been a member of several local civic organizations. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anita McGriff Boyles; a sister, Evelyn Stewart; and a brother, Woody Boyles. Mr. Boyles is survived by one step-son, Shelby Mouring of Smiths, AL; one brother, Tommy Boyles and his wife Joan of Texarkana, AR; one granddaughter, Amber Watford and her husband Buck of Crossville, AL; one great-granddaughter, Gracie Watford; one great-grandson, Sport Watford; other relatives and friends.