Floy McElroy

May 8, 2011 • Obituaries

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at South Park Cemetery, for Floy McElroy, 83, who passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Floy was born May 21, 1927, in Daisy, Okla., to George and Arrie Anne Hudson Shelton.

Her parents preceded her in death. She [auth] married James W. McElroy June 14, 1945. He preceded her in death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Floy is survived by her daughters, Jean Carpenter and husband Leonard, of Roswell, Ann Carter and husband Marvin, of Snyder, Texas, and Sonia Wright, of Roswell; sister, Dorothy Smith and husband Charles, of Cottage Grove, Ore.; grandchildren, Sandra Guynes, Jeffrey Carter, Cindi Flores and Jeremy Wright; eight great-grandchildren, two great-greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Floy lived in Roswell for 41 years, coming from Dexter. She was a member of Assembly of God. Floy was retired from the state of New Mexico as a baker and also worked for RISD as a cafeteria server. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and baking for her family and friends. She was a true John Wayne and Western movie fan.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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