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KINGSTON, Tenn. — Marguerete Montgomery Floyd, 95, of Kingston died October 25, 2019 at Jamestowne Assisted Living, where she has lived the past nine years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother of two sons and a daughter, a grandmother to four wonderful grandchildren and a “GG” to four precious great grandchildren. She was a friend to many.
Marguerete was born in McKenzie, Tenn. on February 18, 1924. She moved to East Tennessee to marry her sweetheart and to raise her family in Kingston. She worked at Harriman General Hospital for over 20 years as an LPN and thoroughly loved her work as a nurse.
Marguerete was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lynn Floyd; her parents, Herbert and Eva Montgomery, sisters, Monte Fay Montgomery and Esteen Campbell, and son-in-law, David Terry Smith.
Survivors include sons, Alan Floyd (Connie) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Denny Floyd (Joyce) of Greensboro, North Carolina and daughter, Verilyn Smith of Kingston, grandchildren, Shawn Smith (Shelly) of Kingston, Emily Floyd (Zoey Melf) and Colin Floyd (Shayla) of Minneapolis and Devin Floyd (Erin) of Greensboro. Great-grandchildren, Savannah Nicole Smith of Harriman, Alice Grace and Arlo True Floyd of Minneapolis and Reece Henry Floyd of Greensboro. Special niece, Aletha Wray Jones (Barry) of McKenzie and great niece, Janine Wray Willis (Steve) of Olive Branch, MS and many other nieces and nephews.
Marguerete’s family thanks all of the staff, nurses and CNAs who helped care for her and make her life comfortable while living at Jamestowne Assisted Living. Thank you to the many residents and special friends. You are all very special.
The family received friends on Tuesday, October 29 at Kingston United Methodist Church. The funeral was at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Reverend Sue Lynn Johnson officiating. Burial was at 11:00 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Kingston Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kingston United Methodist Church. Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston was in charge of arrangements. - paid