Funeral services will be held Thursday in Tennessee for long-time E.I.U. Professor Dr. Floyd Merritt, who passed away on March 14. Dr. Merritt was a professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Eastern from 1970 to 2000. He also served as department chair and was also the coordinator of the graduate program for several years. After retiring from Eastern, Dr. Merritt moved to Tennessee. Davies-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma, Tennessee is in charge of funeral arrangements.