Edwin Earl Floyd, 66, a former vice president and provost at the University of Virginia, died Dec. 9 at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville after a heart attack.
Dr. Floyd, a mathematician, served from 1981 to 1986 as U-Va.'s vice president and provost, the top academic officer of the university after the president. In that capacity, he was in charge of instruction and research at the eight non-medical schools of the university. He resigned in 1986 to return to full-time teaching and research.
A resident of Charlottesville, Dr. Floyd was born in Eufala, Ala. He graduated from the University of Alabama and received a doctorate in mathematics from U-Va.
He joined the mathematics faculty at U-Va. in 1949, and in 1966 was appointed to the Robert C. Taylor professorial chair. He was dean of the faculty of arts and sciences from 1974 to 1981.
In 1981, Dr. Floyd received U-Va.'s highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, for contributions to the university.
He was author or co-author of more than 40 scholarly papers on topology and group theory and was a member of the American Mathematical Society. He served on mathematical panels for the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.
He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and U-Va.'s Raven Society.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Floyd of Charlottesville; three children, Judi Floyd of Washington, Sally Floyd of Berkeley, Calif., and Bill Floyd of Blacksburg, Va.; and a sister, Sallie Floyd, and a brother, John Q. Floyd, both of Jacksonville, Fla.
GRANT E. NANNA
Grant E. Nanna, 73, a retired special agent of the FBI, died of cancer Dec. 10 at his home in Falls Church.
Mr. Nanna was born in El Campo, Tex. He graduated from Baylor University and the law school of Southern Methodist University.
He joined the FBI in New York in 1941 and served there and in field offices in Pittsburgh, Miami and Baltimore before being assigned to the Washington area in 1948. He retired in 1977.
Mr. Nanna was a member of the executive committee and secretary of the Washington chapter of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He worked as a volunteer in the organization's family assistance program.
He was a golfer and a member of Army-Navy Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Nanna of Falls Church; four sons, John Nanna of Lake Geneva, Wis., William Nanna of Vienna, James Nanna of Chantilly and Richard Nanna of Front Royal, Va.; two sisters, Thelma Hanshaw of Harlingen, Tex., and Marian Nanna of McAllen, Tex.; and 10 grandchildren.
JUNE HOLLAND CHILDRESS
June Holland Childress, 54, a retired D.C. schoolteacher, died of cancer Dec. 8 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. Childress was born in Washington and grew up in the city and in Calvert County. She graduated from Brooks High School and Morgan State University. She received a master's degree in education from George Washington University.
Mrs. Childress began her teaching career in Washington in the late 1950s. At her death she had been teaching at Burville Elementary School for four years. Earlier, she taught at Turner Elementary and other schools in Washington.
She was a member of Voice of Victory Church in Washington.
Her marriage to Ernest Bishop ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband of 15 years, William E. Childress of Washington; a stepdaughter, Aneise E. Childress of Gaithersburg; two sisters, Odell S. Gorman of Sunderland, Md., and Vera M. Holland of Washington; and a brother, Fred W. Holland of Fairmount Heights.
MARIAN D. RUTHERFURD
Marian Dunstan Rutherfurd, 74, a retired International Business Machines Corp. programmer and systems analyst, died of cancer Dec. 8 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Rutherfurd, who lived in Bethesda, was born in New York City. She attended Vassar College. She began working for IBM in 1967 in White Plains, N.Y., and moved to the Washington area in 1973. She retired in 1988.
Her husband, John Mortimer Rutherfurd, died in 1966.
Survivors include four children, John Mortimer Rutherfurd Jr. of Lancaster, Pa., Freda Brehm of West Palm Beach, Fla., Gordon S. Rutherfurd of Yorktown, N.Y., and Jay Rutherfurd II of Bethesda; two sisters, Joan B. Mehrtens of El Paso and Eda D. Williams of Mountain Lake, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Kempshall Dunstan of Deltona, Fla.; and five grandchildren.