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.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
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. 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 J. Kelly Floyd. 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, where he has worked as a funeral director and embalmer since graduation, and since June of 2016 is the current manager of Floyd Funeral Home. Kimberly Floyd McKenzie, daughter of Kell and Connie Evans Floyd, began working as a fourth generation of the Floyd family in 1998, and is active in the management of Floyd Funeral Home.
Floyd Funeral Home built a new modern facility located at 136 East Main Street in Olanta in 1988 and continues to provide a friendly, family atmosphere as we have for the past nine decades.