Floyd, James Edward (Ringgold)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
James Edward Floyd, 74, of Ringgold, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018. Born Nov. 14, 1943 in LaFayette, to many he was known as Jimmy or Snowball. A graduate of LaFayette High School, he retired as a supervisor from Shop Rite Supermarkets, after more than 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Wiley Floyd and Lillian Roach Floyd; and his brother, William Ernest Floyd.

Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Eddie Madewell Floyd, Ringgold; daughters, Allison Lynn Floyd (Bill Stewart), Athens, Ga. and Meridith Suzanne Davis (Martin Davis), Colbert, Ga.; sisters, Bettie Davis, Dayton, Tn., Gail Pritchard, Chattanooga and Joyce Smith, LaFayette; and grandchildren, Dylan and Daniel Davis.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Ben Cathey of Ringgold UMC officiating.

Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share condolences with the family and view memorial tribute.

The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.


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