Monday, December 16, 2019

W. W. "Boyd" Duran

W. W. “Boyd” Duran, 94, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at the Winston Medical Center Nursing Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Hight Assembly of God Church in Noxapater, Mississippi, with Rev. Tom Bentley officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment will immediately follow the service in Hight Assembly of God Church Cemetery.

Boyd was born on July 16, 1925, to John Newton and Lessie Mae Robertson Duran. He was a member of Hight Assembly of God Church. For more than 25 years, he worked as a machinist at Taylor Machine Works. Also included in his work experiences was the time he spent working at Fair Lumber Company and Wells Church Furniture. Boyd also enjoyed working in his garden. Really, he just loved to work.

Boyd is survived by his daughter Maxine Duran Luke and husband Larry of Madison, Mississippi; and his son Larry Duran and wife Frances of Noxapater. One of his greatest joys was being “PawPaw” to his two grandchildren William Stacy (Gwyn) Luke; and Michael Ryan (Leilani) Luke. He also dearly loved being “PawPaw Duran” to his two great-grandchildren Eli A. Luke and James K. Luke. He also leaves behind to mourn his passing a sister Mary Kugle; a sister-in-law Ruth Duran; and two brothers Howard Duran and Ralph (Murle) Duran. He was preceded in death by his wife Willie Pearl Duran; his grandson James Everett Duran; his parents; his sister Linnie Ballard, Gracie Kelly, and Nannie Baysinger; and five brothers: Homer, Horace, Lewis, Frank, and Bob Duran.

Memorials in honor of Boyd may be given to Hight Assembly of God Church, 2224, Hight Moore Road, Noxapater, MS 39346.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at