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Benjamin "Ben" Franklin Boyett

February 9, 1946 — August 7, 2023



Benjamin Franklin Boyett, affectionately known as "Ben" passed away on August 7, 2023, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta. He was born on February 9, 1946, to Lucious and Melrose (Collins) Boyett in Claxton, Georgia, and he spent his entire life in the close-knit community of Collins.

A dedicated and hardworking man, Ben's career spanned many years with the Georgia Department of Transportation, where his commitment to his job helped to ensure the smooth passage of countless motorists. After dedicating himself to his career, he was able to retire, allowing him the freedom to pursue his true passions in life.

His following retirement years, Ben embraced his newfound freedom and lived each day to the fullest extent. An adventurer at heart, he found immense pleasure in riding his motorcycle, feeling the wind against his face as he hit the roadways near and far. He and his beloved wife shared a love for the great outdoors, spending cherished moments camping, surrounded by the beauty of nature and each other's company. With a deep connection to the land, he indulged in his passion for farming, nurturing his piece of heaven and witnessing the fruits of his labor blossom.

Ben was not only a man of action but also of faith. He was a dedicated member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Collins, where his steadfast devotion to his beliefs was felt by all who crossed his path. His love for God was witnessed in his acts of kindness and sincerity that resonated deeply within his community.

What truly set Ben apart was his effervescent personality and genuine nature. His zest for life was infectious, and his "Woo" greeting became his signature, instantly recognizable to all who knew him. With his infectious enthusiasm, he had an uncanny ability to make those around him feel seen, valued, and loved.  Ben left an indelible mark on the lives he touched and will forever be remembered for his laughter, his warmth, and his loving nature. He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Calvin, Howard, Lynwood, and Melvin Boyett.

Left to cherish precious memories of a life well lived is his loving wife, ”The Honey” Nancy Boyett of Collins; two children, Gwen (Carlton) Smith and Katrina Boyette both of Collins; three siblings, Betty Jane (Wedrell) Meeks of Lyons, Joyce (H.A.) Stanfield of Hillview, Grace (Raymond) Horton of Hillview; step-children, David (Tonya) Joiner of Vidalia, Darrell Joiner of Reidsville, and Deanna Mathews of Claxton; eight grandchildren, Hannah Sikes, Harley (Ryan) Armstrong, Katelyn (Ashley) Shoemaker, Kyle (Alyson) Herbaugh, Dustin (Rebecca) Joiner, Dylan (Jessica) Joiner, Derek Joiner, and Sabrina Joiner; 16 great grandchildren; other relatives, church family, and a community that will forever hold his memory dear.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2023, at Pine Grove Baptist Church-Collins from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Funeral services will immediately follow beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the family plot at Little Flock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Herbaugh, Ryan Armstrong, Landon Armstrong, Seth Boyett, Rodney Boyett, and Patrick Boyett.

Low Country Cremation and Burial has the honor of serving the Boyett family.

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Friday, August 11, 2023

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