Laura Frances Floyd Sarvis

A memorial service to celebrate and remember the well-lived life of Laura Frances Floyd Sarvis, 96, will be held May 8 at 11 a.m. in Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach.

Laura passed away April 21.

Born in Horry County on May 4, 1924, she was the daughter of Francis Marvin Floyd and Minnie Velma Vaught. Laura was an educator, teaching elementary school at Tabor City High School and kindergarten at Ocean Drive Elementary School at North Myrtle Beach.

She was a former member of Tabor City Baptist Church where she served on many boards and still maintained a deep love for the church and its members. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach. In addition to her long career as an educator, she cherished her role as a homemaker and loved her yard, flower garden, cooking and sewing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marsdill Cornelius “M.C.” Sarvis Jr; daughter, Wanda Love Sarvis France-Kelly; son, Francis Mack Sarvis; and sisters, Virginia Powell and Annie Lou Spivey.

Her surviving family includes her daughter, Willa Sarvis Bailey and her husband George of Walstonburg, N.C.; son-in-law, Brad France-Kelly of Loris; and daughter-in-law, Elaine Sarvis of South Carolina; grandchildren, Joel Sarvis, Rhett Bailey and his wife Ellen, Lauren Gray and her husband Matt, Lindsey Jernigan and her husband Jamie, and Whit France-Kelly and his wife Abi; seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mary Alice Batten and her husband Bob of Camden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to Lakeside Baptist Church, 615 11th Ave. N, North Myrtle Beach, SC  27582.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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