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Floyd Toombs / October 31, 2017

Floyd Toombs, 79 of Chase City, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Toombs was born in in Chase City, on July 11, 1938 to the late James and Nettie Allen Toombs.

He attended the schools of Mecklenburg County, and was a member of Silone Baptist Church, where he sang with the male chorus. He also sang with the Royal Lights and the Golden Jubilees. While living in New York, Floyd was employed as a Volkswagen mechanic.

Cherishing his memories are his wife, Shirley Toombs of Chase City, step-daughter, Betty L. Boyd of Richmond, one grandson, Rashawn Turange; one granddaughter, Breasia Boyd; brother, Albert Toombs (Estelle) of Chase City, sister, Virginia McBride of Chase City, devoted nephews, Albert “Doug” Toombs, Michael Salley and Derrick Salley and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by two brothers, James and John Toombs and a sister, Sarah Toombs.

A funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 28, at Silone Baptist Church,with Rev. Willie L. Carter Sr., officiating. Burial followed in Silone Memorial Garden.

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Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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