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James E. Boyd, a longtime Buffalo resident and business owner, died Sunday (Sept. 16, 2001) in Erie County Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was 66.

Boyd was born in Evergreen, Ala., where he attended school. He moved to Buffalo in 1957. He worked as a construction worker until he became disabled.

In the 1970s, Boyd became the owner and operator of Starlight Delicatessen on Michigan Avenue. He closed the business in the late 1980s.

He was a member of Nazarene Baptist Church in Nymphs, Ala.

Boyd enjoyed playing billiards and cards.

He is survived by three daughters, Doretta Johnson, Audrey Spikes and Angie, all of Buffalo; two sons, Gregory and Gerald, both of Buffalo; four sisters, Verna Tinny of Detroit, Lester Jackson of Pensacola, Fla., and Catherine Page and Callie Jones, both of Buffalo; four brothers, Connie of East Otto and Chester, Willie and Henry Jr., all of Buffalo; and 13 grandchildren.

Services were held today in United Memorial Funeral Home.

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