Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors 90 years ago, we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not just a funeral home. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

In 1927, J. Kelly Floyd founded Floyd Funeral Home at the old location of Magnolia Street in Olanta.  He and his wife, Colene Ham Floyd, operated the funeral home for many years when their son, James Kelton Floyd began working at the funeral home at an early age and graduated from Cincinati College of Mortuary Science in 1955. He married Jimlyn "Jeekie" Calder in 1955, and she also became a licensed funeral director.

James Kelton Floyd took over full time management in 1970 after the death of his father, J. Kelly Floyd, he managed the facility until illness forced him to retire in 2015, and he died in August of 2017.  

Donn Kell Floyd, began the third generation of Floyd Funeral Home at an early age and graduated from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1977, Kell assumed management of Floyd Funeral Home in 2015 at his father’s retirement.

Charles "Chuck" Dukes, has  served as a member of the Floyd Funeral Home Staff for the past 39 years.  His compassion and dedication to the families that we serve makes him a valuable assistant.  In addition to assisting with funerals, Chuck serves as Treasurer and Office Manager for the home.

In January, 2021, Rev. Patrick "Pat" Goodwin rejoined the Floyd Funeral Home family as General Manager overseeing the day to day operations. As a minister and licensed funeral home director, he brings an immeasurable amount of expertise, wisdom and compassion to our team.  

In conjunction with area churches, Floyd Funeral Home assist in offering a support and counseling program called GriefShare. GriefShare allows individuals and families assistance in their journey of grieving and loss.  For more information about the GriefShare program, please call Pat at the funeral home.

Floyd Funeral Home has been a staple in the Olanta and surrounding communities for over 90 years, serving and caring for families from all walks of life. Kell, Pat & Chuck are willing to help families make hard times a little easier never losing sight of our commitment to professionalism, compassion and empathy.

If we can be of any assistance to you or members of your family, we would be honored to help and partner with you.   

Rev. Patrick G. Goodwin

Rev. Patrick G. Goodwin

General Manager
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Charles S. Dukes

Charles S. Dukes

Funeral Assitant / Treasurer/Office Manager
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