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Dannie Qualls Boyd

January 8, 1948 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Dannie Qualls Boyd Obituary

Mrs. Dannie Webb Qualls Boyd, 76, of Linden, passed away Tuesday March 12, 2024 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Hohenwald to the late Waco Melvin Qualls and Ina Webb Duncan Qualls. She graduated from Perry County High School as a member of the Class of 1966. Dannie had been married to Bill Boyd for 25 years.

Although she worked for a short time as a secretary and in the garment factor, Dannie spent most of her career as co-owner with her younger sister, Barbara Jackson, and director of J&J Daycare for around 20 years, where she helped raise and made a positive influence on many families and children, whom she was honored to have called her Aunt Dee. She then spent several years driving a transport van for Buffalo River Transport, which is where she and her husband Bill met. This job combined two of her most favorite things-----traveling and helping people.

Dannie loved to travel and she wanted to be the driver, usually had her trip planned out, and would argue with the GPS when it tried to direct her on a different, shorter route. Momma always said she was like Aunt Birdie, who when asked if she wanted to go somewhere, quickly replied, "Just let me get a clean apron." As Bill tells it, if he mentioned the work GO, Dannie would beat him to the car. Whether visiting family or friends or just seeing the sights, Dannie was always ready for a road trip and she always took the back roads and the scenic route, never minding that this added more miles and time. She was always excited by the prospect of seeing new sights. Bill and she have traveled lots of miles experiencing the wonders of the western part of the country because Dannie collected all sorts of Indian and western memorabilia.

At home Dannie enjoyed interior decorating and arranging and rearranging the furniture. As her brother-n-law Ricky says, "Being part of her family has always been a moving experience."

Dannie loved and was loved back by family. She was greatly admired and looked up to as the most wonderful big sister and second mon by her younger brothers and sisters, always encouraging and supporting and loving them. Her one and only child Daniel was her pride and joy and holding her grandchildren, Collin and Gracelyn, and being with them as they grew up were some of her happiest days. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings at which everyone raved about her chicken and dumplings and peach cobbler, just two of her better-known dishes.

Dannie joined the church in 1965 at the age of 17 and was a life-long, faithful member of Brush Creek and Goshen Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband William "Bill" Boyd of Flatwoods, a son Daniel (Amy) Jolliff of Linden, grandchildren Collin (Abigail Ashburn) Jolliff, Gracelyn Jolliff, and Oakley (Ansley Pasold) Johns, sisters Vicky (Jerry) McMinn and Barbara (Ricky) Jackson both of Linden, brothers Ronnie (Debbie) Qualls and Eddie (Kerrie) Qualls both of Linden, nephews Brian (Kasey) Jackson, Daron (Lauren) Qualls, Alan (Summer) Qualls, Phillip (Amanda) McMinn, Lonnie (Ty) Matthews, Shaun (Tiffany) Matthews, Dusty (Paula) Matthews and nieces Quinn Qualls, Sarah (Ken) Pannell, and Hannah Qualls, several great-nieces and nephews, and a bunch of loving cousins,and other loving family members and many friends.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 16, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Funeral Home
25 Buffalo River Heights Road
Linden, TN 37096

Funeral Service
Sunday
March 17, 2024

2:00 PM
Young Funeral Home
25 Buffalo River Heights Road
Linden, TN 37096

Interment
Sunday
March 17, 2024

3:00 PM
Qualls Cemetery
Upper Brush Creek Road
Linden, TN 37096

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