Funeral services for Loyd Benjamin Black, age 95 of Winnsboro, were at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2011 at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Burial was in the Bethel Cemetery with Larry Black, Scott Barkley, and Kevin Roberts officiating.
Mr. Black was born May 21, 1915 to Dallas Thomas and Annie Lee Jacobs Black. He was a resident of Franklin County for most of his life. He worked as a farmer and for Gulf Oil for 30 years. He retired from Gulf Oil in 1974. He was a member of the church of Christ.
He died Friday, April 29 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Duard Lee and Denzil Ray Black, three sisters, Lois Munn, Trudy Bickerstaff, and Laudie Seay, a grandson, Bart Roberts, and a son-in-law, Roger Barkley.
He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Noval “Dot” Black of Winnsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joy Barkley of Burleson and Elceone and John Roberts of Santa Fe, Tex.; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Martha Black of Scroggins; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary English of Duncan, Okla., a brother and sister-in-law, Cloy and Elaine Black of Baton Rouge, La.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.