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NGU Supporter Myrtice Boazman Dies

Mrs. Myrtice Taylor Boazman, who invested greatly in NGU student scholarships, died Saturday, July 30, in Greenwood, SC. She was 92.

A native of Greenville County, Mrs. Boazman was a long-time resident of Chappells and an active member of Chappells Baptist Church until she moved to a care center in Greenwood.

After completing a bachelor of science degree in home economics from Winthrop in 1951, she taught at Westminster High School for one year before beginning a 33-year career with Clemson University’s Cooperative Extension Service. She and her late sister, Mrs. Georgia Taylor Roberson, had a combined 67 years of service with Clemson’s Cooperative Extension Service.

“Mrs. Boazman was the epitome of the gentle, hard-working Southern lady, who loved her church, her family, and her community. Her family’s commitment to supporting NGU’s students has been exemplary,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. “It is hard to overstate the quiet legacy that she and her sister, Georgia Roberson, have had on this special place. We rest in the assurance that she is with her Jesus and that her physical suffering has ended.”

Mrs. Boazman began supporting North Greenville University shortly after her sister donated funds for construction NGU’s Roberson Residence Hall in memory of her late husband, Marshall Hoke Roberson. The sisters have provided major gifts to endow a scholarship fund for NGU students.

Mrs. Boazman was preceded in death by her husband, the late Earl Reel Boazman.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Chappells Baptist Church. Visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m. at the church.

NGU will lower flags to half-staff through sundown Saturday.

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