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Floyd Chenney, 82, passed away Thursday, June 23, at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Louisville, MS, on May 4, 1929. He graduated from Maben High School in 1947 as president of his class. Moving to Starkville, he was in the wholesale grocery business, retiring in 1998.
Floyd and his wife, Ann, were married in West Point on June 14, 1952, by John Murphree. Floyd was a member of the Church of Christ where he had served as an elder, song director, teacher and chair of the benevolence ministry.
Floyd was predeceased by his parents, Ervin Floyd and Eulera Smith Chenney, and his sister, Virginia Chenney Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann; son, Erle Floyd Chenney (Melissa); daughter, Carol Ann Dowdy; grandsons, Benjamin, Nicholas, Michael, and Matthew Dowdy; and granddaughter, Betsy Ann Chenney; and sister, Lera Dae Doss.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Welch Funeral Home. Services will be at the Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m., conducted by Andy Miller and John T. Smithson. Serving as Pall Bearers will be Ed Williams, Bailey Howell, Phillip Doss, and his grandsons. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Sunnybrook Children's Home, P.O. Box 1497, Ridgeland, MS 39158-9950.
The online registry may be signed at www.welchfuneralhomes.com.
Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.