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Boyce Alfred Blume

April 18, 1928 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 91)

     Boyce Alfred Blume, 91, of Burgaw passed from his earthly home Wednesday, August 7,  2019 at Lower Cape Hospice Care Center.

     He was born April 18, 1928 in Starr, SC and was the son of the late Ira and Rosa Lee Whitley Blume. Also remembered are his wife of 65 years, Hazel Hall Blume; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Senie Deitz Blume, all who preceded Boyce in death.

     Boyce is survived by his children, Barbara J. Blume, Sandra B. Nunalee, and John I. Blume and wife, Christina; nine grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren;

     He served his country honorably in the US Marine Corps.

     Boyce believed his role in life was to protect and serve others. He was a marine, police officer, Chief of Police in Spartanburg County, SC, US Customs Special Agent, Sky Marshall, DEA Special Agent and retired as an FBI Special Agent after many years of service.

     He started a baseball league for rural youth in Spartanburg County, SC, taught Sunday school; and served as a deacon of several churches. Currently, Boyce was a member of Burgaw Baptist Church.

     After retirement, Boyce and Hazel returned to Wilmington and then Burgaw to be near their children. Boyce enjoyed painting, reading and playing with his grandchildren.

     The family will receive friends 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wilmington Chapel, 315 Willow Woods Drive, Wilmington. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Canady and the Rev. Bill Smith conducting the service.

     Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

     The family is eternally grateful to the staff of Pender Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit for their kindness and care for the past four years,

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Burgaw Baptist Church, PO Box 385, Burgaw, NC 28425.

     Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting Tribute Wall or Guestbook.

     Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Wilmington.

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