Falls, Joseph Pleasant

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Reverend Joseph Pleasant Falls, 88, of Floyd, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was born on July 28, 1925, and was the Pastor of New Haven Baptist Church from 1951 until 1991. He was the son of the late Josiah Daniel and Georgianna Gross Falls.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Falls, one daughter, Joanna Falls, six brothers, Ted Falls, Odell Falls, Joy Falls, Troy Falls, Winfred Falls, and Clarence Falls, and two sisters, Betsy Williamson and Veatrice St. Clair.

He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Carol and W.J. Sutphin and Cathy and James Cockram; six grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew and Rhonda Griffith, Tony and Sonya Griffith, Caleb and Shasta Sutphin, Tamara Sutphin Moses and Karl Moses, Sean and Gina Cockram, Seth and Jennifer Cockram; fifteen great-grandchildren Jacob Griffith and spouse, Brittany, Zach Griffith, Philip Griffith, Anthony Griffith, Ethan Griffith, Easton Griffith, Case Sutphin, Cruz Sutphin, Leah Cockram, Mya Cockram, Josiah Cockram, Ava Cockram, Kaden Cockram, Maddix Cockram, and London Cockram; three sisters, Shelby Gordon, Dolly Swartzel, and Elene Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at New Haven Baptist Church with the Reverend Leon Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and Floyd American Legion Post #127.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at New Haven Baptist Church. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.