Floyd Osborn Lyons WALTERBORO - Second Mate Floyd Osborn Lyons, United States Merchant Marines (Ret.), age 89, of Schoolhouse Road in the Sniders Community of Ruffin, entered into rest Thursday morning, April 10, 2014, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. Funeral services will be conducted 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014, from Pine Grove Baptist Church, No. 1, 99 Pine Grove Road, Walterboro. The Reverend Ken McCaskill officiating. Interment will follow in the Churchyard. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral ceremony that Saturday afternoon beginning at 2 o'clock in the church sanctuary. Born February 25, 1925, a native and lifelong resident of Colleton County, he was a son of the late Samuel Lyons and the late Agnes Knight Lyons. Following graduation from Walterboro High School, at the age of 17, Floyd entered the United States Merchant Marines, which became his life and retired after forty plus years of service in active duty with the rank of Second Mate. For a short period of time during World War II, he served in the United States Navy. He was an active member of Pine Grove Baptist Church No. 1 in Walterboro. Surviving are: his wife of forty-four years, Mrs. Faye Mixson Lyons; a daughter, Doris Smoak Nettles of Ruffin; a brother, James Parker Lyons of Moncks Corner; and a sister, Geneva Strickland of Ashton. There are two grandchildren, Kathy Mizell and her husband Arlen Mizell of Knoxville, Tennessee and Carolette Jackson and her husband Reverend David Jackson of Walterboro; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Carroll Nettles; and a granddaughter, Lynn Preveaux. Flowers will be accepted, or for those that wish, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be directed in his memory to: Pine Grove Baptist Church Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, 99 Pine Grove Road, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488. Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, SC 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Brice W. Herndon & Sons Funeral Home
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Apr. 11, 2014