Obituary of Linda Kaye Boykin
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Linda Kaye Welch Boykin, 73, widow of Alex Stephen Boykin, Sr., died Sunday, March 19, 2023, at her home. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late William Doyle Welch and Corinne Elizabeth Wheeler Welch. Mrs. Boykin was a member of First Baptist Church in Bamberg. Surviving are two daughters, Carla Brown Thomason (Dur) of Longs, SC and Annie Brown of Sumter; a sister, Brenda Welch Carroll (Jerry) of Gray, TN; three grandchildren, Ezra McLeod, Dutch and Gage Boykin; a stepson, Alex Boykin, Jr. (Ann) of Bamberg; a sister-in-law, Millie Jones Welch and a number of nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Welch. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 122 Society Street, Bamberg, SC 29003 or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.