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Petra D. Boykin
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A graveside service for Petra Denise Boykin, 29, of Elgin, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery. The Rev. Susan Wight will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 7-9 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to a Hospice of one’s choice.

Petra died Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Born in Camden, she was a daughter of Janice Louise Yelton Emrich and the late Luther Preston Gambrell Jr. She served in the National Guard and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 11079, Elgin. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are her mother, Janice Yelton Emrich (William Jay) of Elgin; children, Joseph Tyler Wright, Mackenzie, Mikaela, Morgan, and Madison; sister, Sarah Grigsby (Chris) of Elgin; nieces and nephews, Chayce Grigsby, Savannah Grigsby, Caroline Grigsby, and Christopher Grigsby.

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