Services for former Canton mayor Loyd Anson Taylor, 80, Canton, were held April 16, at Eubank Funeral Home Chapel, Canton, with Rev. Charles Richardson and Dr. Mike Hackney officiating. Burial was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park, Canton. Mr. Taylor died April 14, 1999, in Tyler.
He was born December 2, 1918, in Jefferson to the late Hermie Hudson and Viola Sims Taylor. He served in the Army during World War II and was a Prisoner of War for one year and one day. He owned and operated Eagle Drug Store for several years and then owned an operated Taylor's Man Shop. He was a foremer Canton council member as well as serving as mayor. He was a charter member of Van Zandt Country Club, member of Castillian Masonic Lodge, Canton Lions Club and former president and member of Chapter of Council of Wills Point Commandery. He was preceded in death by brother Odell Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Lilla B. Dodson Taylor, Canton; niece, Diane Taylor Norrell, Canton; nephew, Robert Taylor, Irving; and Godson, Tim Turner, Arlington.
Pallbearers included Dr. Dan Hilliard, Henry Humphries, Dr. John Turner II, Hoss Williams, Lee Heidle and Edd Gatlin. If desired, memorials may be made to Men's Golf Association at Van Zandt Country Club.
Van Zandt News, Sunday, April 18, 1999, page 8A & The Canton Herald, Thursday, April 22, 1999, page 14A