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October 6, 2011

IRIS FLOYD HORTON Iris Gooch Floyd Horton, 91, of 2026 S. Stewart Ave., died, Thursday, October 6, 2011 at The Woodlands in Clifton Forge. She was born May 5, 1920 in Covington, a daughter of the Frank L. and Ella Harding Gooch. Mrs. Horton served in the United States Army during World War II. She had retired as an Inspector for the former Halmode Inc. for a number of years. She was a member of the South Covington United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Robert L. Floyd, Jr. in 1970 and James W. Horton in 2001; two sisters, Darthey Quesenbery and Mary Alice McLean and three brothers, Russell Gooch, Arthur Gooch, and Joseph Hack Gooch. Surviving are one daughter and son in law, Judi and Daryol Booth of Covington; one son and daughter in law, R.L. Floyd III and Mickey of Covington; two step sons, Rev. Lanny Horton and his wife, Shelia of Culpepper and Jamie Horton and his wife Diana of Charlotte , NC two granddaughters, Heather Lynn Simmons and her husband Mike and Tara Leigh Craft and her husband Burton of Covington , all of Covington; two grandsons, Robert L. Floyd IV and Robert D. and Melinda Booth of Covington; five great grandchildren; a number of step grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret King of Clifton Forge; Faye Arrington of NC and Ella Brisendine of Covington and a number of nieces and nephews. The interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Robert L. Floyd IV; Mike Simmons; Robert Booth; Burton Craft; Eddy Clemons and Bill Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be John Dunn and Friends of the family. Memorial Information Memorial donations in Mrs. Horton's name may be made to The South Covington United Methodist , 1911 S. Kadel Ave., Covington, VA 24426.
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