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William Boyd Ray Pass

William Boyd Ray Pass

April 13, 2015

William Boyd Ray Pass, 72, of Andalusia, Ala., passed away Monday, April 13, 2015.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Garrett Pass; his parents, William A.D. and Hazel Stanford Pass; and his infant sister, Marie Pass.

Boyd was a native of Franklin County, Ala., and a 1961 graduate of Russellville High School. He attended Auburn University and in 1971 received a bachelor of science in forestry.  He began his career with Hammermill Paper in Selma, Ala., and moved his family from Mississippi to Andalusia with Tennessee River Pulp and Paper in 1979.  He retired after owning his own forestry consulting business, Pass Land and Timber Company, for  more than 20 years.  Boyd was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Andalusia, as well.

He is survived by his daughter Shannon Brown and husband, David of Birmingham; his son, William Garrett Pass and wife, Laura, granddaughter, Mildred Kate Pass, and grandson, William Webb Pass, all of Prattville; his brother, Tommy Bernard Pass and wife, Martha of Killen, Ala., and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Foreman Brown Funeral home, Thursday April 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral services at 2 p.m. on Fri., April 17, at First Baptist Church of Andalusia, Dr. Fred Karthaus officiating.

Pallbearers will be Alex Boldog, Larry Avery, Duane Mooney, Bill Rabren, Joe McDanal and Neal Dansby.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Andalusia Christian Service Center Food Pantry located at 403 South 3 Notch Street, Andalusia, AL 36420.

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