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1937 Floyd 2013

Floyd "Uncle Floyd" Traylor

August 24, 1937 — September 3, 2013

Floyd Traylor was born into time on August 24, 1937 in Whelen Springs, Arkansas. He was the last child of eleven children born in the loving home of Henry Dayton and Sarah Ann Millage Traylor. Better known to family and friends as “Uncle Floyd”and “Watitdo”, he grew up in the Whelen Springs community surrounded by the love of his sisters and brothers. Floyd accepted Christ at a tender age and united with the Springhill Baptist Church family. He was a faithful member and loved to sing. Floyd was a lover of sports and loved snacks. You could always find Uncle Floyd “nibbling” on hot skins, Baby Ruth candy bars and drinking Mt. Dew or Dr. Pepper. Two special cousins, Marshall Traylor and Charlie Traylor always made sure he was stocked up on snacks. He was a sportsman who mastered the art of “rock throwing”. Family, as well as friends, will miss his smile and love, but will never forget his loving spirit. He lived life to the fullest, and there was never a dull moment when “Uncle Floyd” was around. He was blessed beyond measure by the creator and those whose life he touched received a portion of that blessing. During his 76th season, “Uncle Floyd” surrendered his soul to Christ on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Malvern Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his nieces and nephews. Floyd was preceded in his passing by his parents, Henry and Sarah Traylor; five sisters, Mary Gulley, Elgie Gee, Elizabeth Daniels, Lue Vader Ritchie and Nanny Traylor; five brothers, H. D. Traylor, Jimmy Traylor, J. C. Traylor, Frank Traylor and Amos Traylor. He leaves to cherish his memories: Two nieces raised like sisters, Mattie Walker of Bluff City, AR and Marie Fort of Rockford, IL; two special nephews, David Dickens of Gurdon, AR and Alfonzo Fort of Rockford, IL; nine nieces and nephews that he helped raise as his own: Sarah McGhee, Mary Louise Cooks, Linda Kadiri and Verdie Ritchie of Gurdon; Mae Hopson of Hot Springs, Douglas (Renee) Walker of Gurdon, Frankie (Margie) Walker of Hot Springs, Johnny (Tammie) Walker of Rockwall, TX, and Ulysses (Bertha) Ritchie of Ruston, LA; a special caregiver Donna Buckley and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Public visitation will be Friday, September 6, 2013 from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. and family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The last farewell will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church in Gurdon. Rev. Troy Hearn will preach the service. The committal service and resting place will be at Springhill Cemetery.
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