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Ida Louise Boykin was the daughter of Cornelius Ward Boykin and Lucy Doris Lee. She was born on 27 December 1910 and died on 12 February 2003 in Quitman, Mississippi. She is buried in Quitman Cemetery in Clarke County, Mississippi.
Franklin County Times, 14 February 2003
QUITMAN Services for Ida Louise Boykin Sykes will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lannis May officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Quitman.
Mrs. Sykes, 92, of Quitman, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003.
Survivors include one son, Grady Sykes of Newton; four daughters, Catherine Sciple of Quitman, Grace Lada of Panama City, Fla., Mary Ann Stanley of Laurel and Sandra Hamrick of Stonewall; 16 grandchildren, Bill Dillard, Steve Dillard, Tom Smith, Lisa Gunter, Gwen Johnson, Janet Dickens, Susan Ducale, Angie Raines, Holly Rhodes, Stacey Sykes, Stephan Sykes, Leigh Whitten, Kimberly Stanley, Dawn Stanley, Jay Hamrick and Jonathan Hamrick; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ernestine May of union and Mable Lucas of Quitman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is today beginning at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
They had the following children:
Cathryne Lewis Sykes was born on 17 February 1936 in Mississippi. She married Charles Dillard and later Joel Chandler Sciple. She birthed two children: Bill and Steve.
Lucy Arlene Sykes was born on 21 December 1937 and died on 9 July 1939. She is buried in Quitman Cemetery in Clarke County, Mississippi.
Grady Sykes was born on 12 September 1940. He married Tonya Craven. He fathered two children: Holly and Stephen.
Grace Sykes was born ???. She married Tommy Smith and later Roland Lada. She birthed a child: Tom.
Mary Ann Sykes was born ???. She married Bobby Craig and later a Stanley. She birthed two children: Kimberly and Dawn.
Sandra Sykes was born ???. She married Terry Jackson Hamrick. She birthed two children: Terry and Jonathon.