Born 6-27-1929 - Died 3-12-2002
Helen Ernestine Floyd, 72, daughter of the late Ernie Lee Wallace and Minnie Mae dunkin Wallace, was born JJune 27, 1929, in Many Islands, Ark., and died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, in Thayer, Mo. She was married in 1941 to Paul Simmons and later married James Ross. She was married June 19 1973, in Scottsdale, Ariz. to James E. Floyd who preceded her in death Nov. 14, 2000.She was employed by the U.S. Government working in security clearance on space missions and was a member of other Laurel Chapter #30 in Phoenix, Ariz. for over 20 years. She was a member of the Old Town Church of God and was a homemaker. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.Survivors include six children, Donna Jean Freeman, Terrie Jane Bowers, Jerry Lee Simmons Wallace, Katheryn Sue Lane, Tina Lynn Menard and Scott William Ross; three brothers, David Wallace of Adel, Iowa, Charles Wallace of Louisville, Ky., and Larry Wallace of Cloverdale, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernie Lee and Minnie Mae Wallace; her husband, James E. Floyd; and one son, Dennis Simmons.Graveside services were Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Thayer, with Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., of Thayer.