Benjamin F. Floyd, age 82, of New Zion, died on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon, after an illness.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial at the church cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta.
Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Walter Wheeler Floyd and Ettie Elizabeth Driggers Floyd. He retired from Southern Coatings & Chemicals. He was a car salesman, former board member for Clarendon Memorial Hospital, and Clarendon School District 3. He was a member of Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church and served as Sunday school assistant superintendent director.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elise Floyd Powell; six brothers, Walter Carlysle Floyd, John Burdell Floyd, Samuel Bethea Floyd, Jessie Lavern "J.L." Floyd, James Carnell Floyd and Adrian Early Floyd.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Nell Lee Floyd of the home; a daughter, Gwen Floyd Atkinson (Barry) of New Zion; a son, Benjamin Bruce Floyd (Cheryl) of Turbeville; a sister, Winnie Mae Bagnal of New Zion; a brother, David W. Floyd (Joyce) of New Zion; four grandchildren, Ryan (Ashley) Floyd, Trent (Ashley) Atkinson, Jenna (Jason) Sutton and Allison (Mikey) Kirby; seven great-grandchildren, Ben Floyd, William Floyd, Madison Atkinson, Kayden Atkinson, Mary Harper Sutton, Rowe Sutton due in October, Lydia Kirby and David Kirby; and a special friend and caregiver, Lisa Cooper.
The family would like to thank the staff of McLeod Health Clarendon, the staff of Amedysis Hospice and caregiver, Beebe Coker.
Memorials may be made to Pine Dale Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4450 Turbeville Highway, Turbeville, SC 29162.
Please visit www.floydfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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