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Lawrence Floyd

Aug. 9, 1950 – March 30, 2013

040513 LawrenceFloyd obitpicNATCHEZ — Services for Lawrence “Noonie” Floyd, 62, of Natchez, who died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Stanley B. Searcy officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mr. Floyd was born Aug. 9, 1950, in Adams County, the son of Walter Floyd Sr. and Ollie M. Floyd. He worked as a logger and was retired.

He was Baptist.

Mr. Floyd loved spending time with family, friends and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, James and Delia Malone and Fred and Hattie Floyd.

Survivors include six sons, Alonzo Hoggatt and wife, Tricia, of Memphis, Tenn., Cedric Smith, Lawrence Smith and wife, NeKeisha, Reginald Smith, Keith Smith and wife, Lachelle, and Marcus Smith, all of Natchez; two daughters, Tiffany Smith and Bobbie Ann Carter, both of Natchez; two stepdaughters, Rosetta Hoggatt and Trinette H. Carter of Memphis; two sisters, Minister Shirley Berry and Dorothy Smith, both of Natchez; two brothers, Walter Floyd Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Natchez and Roger Clark of Atlanta; four aunts, Roberta Logan and husband, Morris, and Emma L. Owen, all of Detroit, Helen Holloway of New Orleans and Ora Hamilton of Denver; six uncles, James Malone and the Rev. Samuel Malone and wife, Chris, all of Natchez, the Rev. Roosevelt Malone Sr. and wife, Maxine, the Rev. Nathaniel Malone and wife, Angela, and Richard Malone and wife, Sarah Ann, all of New Orleans, and the Rev. McAuthur Malone and wife, Isabell, of Detroit; a special niece, LaRhonda Ward of Natchez; 16 grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Tran Bernard, Greg Reynolds, Melvin Lyles, Jerome Brown, Troy Miller and Fred Mayberry.

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