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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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June 12, 1996                            Page 6B


miss montyne floyd


            Miss Montyne Floyd, 82, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 2, 1996 in Mtn. View Health Care Center in Clayton, Georgia.

Miss Floyd was a native of Appling County, Georgia.  She was born on August 22, 1913, a daughter of the late Truss Floyd and Mary Graham Floyd.  She attended college in Valdosta from 1930-1932.  In the early 30ís Miss Floyd taught 2nd grade and from there went to High School where she taught French, English, and Mathematics.  Miss Floyd also taught in rural schools in Appling County.  In the late 30ís she moved to Atlanta where she worked as secretary and administrative assistant in state and federal government agencies.  Later Miss Floyd moved to Orlando, Florida where she worked with the space program.  Miss Floyd returned to Atlanta and worked at Georgia Tech in research and development.  She then went to work with the Federal Aviation Administration in the Airport Expansion Field. Miss Floyd retired in 1978, and moved to a little cabin in the North Georgia mountains in 1981.  She was of the Methodist faith.

            Surviving are a sister, Frances Stilwell, of Blairsville; a brother, Wallace Hoke Floyd of Baxley, Georgia; several nieces and nephews also survive.  Miss floyd (sic) was preceded in death by a brother, Hovis A. Floyd, and two sisters, Sarah F. Kingsley, and Marjorie F. Paulk.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, 1996 at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating.  Entombment was in the Abbey at the Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.