CATEGORY: Prentiss County



By Jane Clark Summers

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

BOONEVILLE - A Prentiss County business woman was named her county's Outstanding Citizen of 1996 at the Booneville Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball Saturday night.

Elizabeth Ann Floyd was nominated for the prestigious award by the Booneville Business and Professional Women's Club.

In announcing the 19th recipient of the citizenship award, Auxiliary President Betty Ann Coggin said Floyd, who is a wife and mother with a full-time career, "somehow in the midst of it all found time for over 30 years of volunteer service to the betterment of Prentiss County.

"I can attest to the fact that the 1996 recipient of one of Prentiss County's most prestigious honors is not only an outstanding citizen but also an outstanding person in every sense of the word," Coggin said.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Rutherford, Floyd grew up in Wheeler. She has been married to Jerry Floyd for 30 years. The couple has one daughter, Nancy Floyd of Memphis.

Employed with The Peoples Bank & Trust Co. for 32 years, Floyd serves as supervisor of the note department and as an assistant cashier.

The 1996 Outstanding Citizen has been a member of the BPW for 33 years. She has held numerous offices at the local and state level and is currently president-elect of the Northern District. She was named "Woman of Achievement" in 1974, 1990 and 1991. She was twice chosen "Young Careerist" of the club.

Floyd also has been actively involved in volunteerism with the Prentiss County chapter of the American Heart Association since 1963. She has served as treasurer for the last 32 years and secretary for a number of those years. For her many years of devoted service, the association awarded Floyd the Silver Service Award and the Bronze Distinguished Service Award.

Floyd was instrumental in forming the Youth Leadership Project in Prentiss County, as well as Prentiss County Leadership for Parents. These projects help give leadership opportunities to youth and child-care guidance to parents.

Floyd has volunteered her services with the Prentiss County Easter Seals campaign. She also has assisted with door-to-door collections for the Kidney Foundation.

A member of Leadership Prentiss County, she has served as chairman of the alumni banquet for two years. She has also served as a director and treasurer of the Prentiss County Development Association.

An active member of Oak Hill Baptist Church for the past 35 years, she has been pianist for 35 years, a Sunday School teacher and church clerk for 25 years and serves on various church committees. She has served as treasurer for the Prentiss and Itawamba Counties Baptist Association and serves as an executive officer for the Prentiss County Baptist Association.

In her professional career, Floyd has also excelled. She received the Consumer Lending Certificate as well as the General Banking Certificate through the Bank Administration Institute in 1995. In recent years, she has been working toward a bachelor's degree in business administration. She has served as the third female president of the Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the Bank Administration Institute. She is a member and publicity chairman of Financial Women International.

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