James Cecil Floyd

Published 5:00 am Monday, July 16, 2007

Services for James Cecil Floyd, of Hazlehurst, are 3 p.m.Sunday, July 15, at First Baptist Church in Hazlehurst with burialin Springhill Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Services is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Floyd, 83, died July 13, 2007, at Hardy Wilson MemorialHospital after a brief illness. He was born on April 26, 1924, toWilliam Clarence and Fannie Whittemore Floyd.

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He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst, where heserved as Sunday school officer, Chairman of the Deacons, and AdultChoir leader. He was a member of the Glory Choir, auctioneers andthe pulpit committee.

After serving in the U.S. during World War II, Mr. Floyd workedas a route salesman for Stewart Inc., Wonda Snack Foods, and laterfor Frito-Lay. Mr. Floyd was known as the “potato chip” man.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, TobyFloyd, Ray Floyd, and Jackie Floyd.

Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Mildred Tyson Floyd, ofHazlehurst; his sons, Wyman Floyd and wife Kathleen, ofHattiesburg, Maurice Floyd and wife Kathy, of Red Oak, Texas; hisdaughter, Karron Smith and husband Fred, of Brookhaven; hisgrandchildren, Rebecca Floyd, of Hattiesburg, Jessica Floyd, ofAbilene, Texas, and Brad Smith and wife Mary Beth of Madison; andhis great-grandchildren, Preston and Skylar Smith, both ofMadison.