Kay Austin Boyer of Sylvania, passed away at home on November 9, 2022. Kay was born on February 7, 1939, and lived most of her life in Screven County. She was educated in Screven County schools and was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Sylvania. Kay served in administrative support positions before becoming the owner and operator of The Silver Spoon catering business where she was known for her exquisite culinary talents and stunning gift baskets. Kay will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit and her love of family and friends.
Kay was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bowie (Abbie Lee Stepherson) Austin and sisters Jonell Austin Blackburn and Betty Ann Austin Pinckney. Left to mourn her loss are her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Ben Turner Boyer, and daughters Jennifer Lee (Dana) Smoak and Stephanie Lee Oglesby. She is also survived by her sister, Sibyl Austin Jacobus, four grandchildren, Abbie (Chris Lacienski) Smoak, Lee (Heather C.) Smoak, Austin Oglesby (Cody) Brant, Nicole Oglesby, seven great-grandchildren, Ada, Ivy, Eli, Mia, Ezra, Rhett, and Ollie, a niece, four nephews and several cousins.
The family extends special thanks to the kind and attentive staff of Regency Southern Care Hospice Services: Donna Thompson, Helen Gooddine and Wachovia Benjamin.
Graveside services will be held at North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2:00pm to be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Charlie Cooper.
A celebration of life service will be held after the first of the new year and will be announced at the appropriate time.
Joiner Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to Regency Southern Hospice Care Services, 325 S. Main St. Statesboro, GA 30458, Shriners Children Hospital, c/o Alee Shriners P.O. Box 14147 Savannah, GA 31416 or First Baptist Church of Sylvania, 214 S. Main St. Sylvania, GA 30467.