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Mary Winiferd Holt Floyd: Loris

1956 – 2021

     Mary Winiferd “Wynne” Holt Floyd of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at MUSC in Charleston. She was 65.

     Mrs. Floyd was born Oct. 26, 1956, in Conway, the daughter of Dr. Winferd Dale Holt and Mrs. Mary Lester Sarvis Holt. She was a graduate of Presbyterian College and a Certified Public Accountant. She worked with Horry County School District for several years before beginning her career with ForYou, Inc.

     Mrs. Floyd was a longtime active member of Loris First Baptist Church where she was known for her devout faith and euphonious voice.

     Mrs. Floyd’s love for her family and friends went unquestioned. She continuously covered them in prayer and offered her help when needed. She was faithful, altruistic, caring, and compassionate with an infectious smile that captivated those around. She was crowned Strawberry Festival Princess, Queen of Cotton, and Miss Loris in 1977 before advancing to compete in the Miss South Carolina Pageant.

     After her competition days, she continued her love for pageantry by becoming a Certified Pageant Judge where she judged for many years. She was active in many civic affairs and also served as a chairman of the Loris Bog-Off. Mrs. Floyd enjoyed spending time with her family, needlepointing timeless pieces, and cheering for her Clemson Tigers.

     Survivors, including her parents of Loris, are her husband of 41 years, Benjamin Kemp Floyd, Jr.; one son, Benjamin Kemp “Jamin” Floyd, III and wife Tiffany of Easley; one daughter, Mary Reagan Holt Floyd Kennedy and husband Brian of Loris; one granddaughter, Mary Blakely Lane “Peep” Kennedy of Loris; brother Winferd Dale Holt, II and wife Tammy of Loris; nephews, Dr. Winferd Dale “Trace” Holt, III and William Logan Holt of Loris; sister-in-law Buena Vista Clark and husband Steven of Sumter; niece Stefanie Durham and husband David of Sumter; nephew Ryan Floyd Clark and wife Heather of Port St. Lucie, Florida; many cousins; and her beloved “Belle”.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Loris First Baptist Church with Pastor Dr. Louis Venable and Dr. Wayne Brown officiating, committal services following at Green Sea Baptist Church Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends during the two hours preceding the service in the church.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main Street, Loris, SC 29569 or to Green Sea Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Renee Long, PO Box 62, Green Sea, SC 29545.

     A guest register is available here.