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Floyd Glynn Diehl

NATCHEZ — Memorial services for Floyd Glynn Diehl, 49, of Little Rock, Ark., who died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Little Rock after a long illness, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church.

Burial services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Tylertown City Cemetery under the direction of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Ark.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church in Stratton Chapel.

Mr. Diehl was born in Little Rock, grew up in Natchez and graduated from South Natchez-Adams High School in 1981. He attended Belhaven College and the University of Mississippi. He loved the state history of Mississippi and the local history of Natchez. His knowledge of history served him well for more than 20 years during his employment in the hospitality industry while working at Natchez Deluxe Tours as director of Natchez Pilgrimage Tours and as a carriage driver for Southern Carriage Tours.

Glynn personally interacted with thousands of visitors to Natchez through the years and was a great host for his hometown. Glynn moved to Starkville in 2008, and was the manger of The Veranda restaurant. Glynn’s exuberance for life, intelligence and quick wit were an enjoyment for his family, friends and any fellow fan of the Ole Miss Rebels, New Orleans Saints or Saint Louis Cardinals.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Holmes Diehl of Natchez; his father, E.S. “Bill” Diehl of Memphis, Tenn.; and one sister, Sky Diehl of Pensacola, Fla.

Special and dear to his heart, he leaves Kristen Ater Pate and husband, Adam, and their daughter, Aubrey, of Monroe, La.; one sister, Eloise Diehl Leffingwell and husband, Don, of Little Rock; one niece, Kelly McNeese and husband, Jake, of Hurley; and a number of lifelong friends.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.