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LOFTIN
GENEALOGY
LINE

The
LOFTIN
Family
Tree


Alexandria
(2002 - 2???)

Elizabeth
"Beth"
Ann
Loftin

(1976 - 20??)

Curtis
Dean
Loftin

(1953 - 20??)

Sam
William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

Alonzo
Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

William Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

James
Franklin
Loftin

(1827 - 1864)

Thomas
Loftin

(1798 - 185?)

James
Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

John
Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
Loftin III

(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
Loftin I

(1648 - 1735)

Leonard
"Laughton"
Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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LOFTIN
FAMILY
GENEALOGY
NAMES

LOFTIN:
 Beatty
 Corzine
 Cranford
 Fisher
 Givens
 Harwell
 Kaiser
 Lanier
 Lomax
 McCorkle
 Rudisill
 Sherrill
 Upright
 Washington
 Work


SETZER:
Aderholdt
Barringer
Bovey
Bushart
Deal
Heavner
Herman
Ikert
Miller
Motz
Rankin
Witherspoon

GOBLE:
Babst/Bobst
Douglas
Faber
Fink
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

JOHNSON:
Corzine
Fink
Hamilton
Kaiser
Leslie
Lewis
Moore
Sherrill
Upright
Wilkinson

 

Additional
Family
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Alexandria

 

Born: 2002, Hickory, NC
 

 
 

2020

 
 
 
 

January 2020

 

 

Homecoming Dance - January 17, 2020

 
 
Alexandria and her date Bryson Stillion  
  
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 2020

 

 

Valentine's Day Tik-Tok Video

 
On 14 Feb 2020, Valentine's Day, after school, Ali and her friends Madi and Hunter became Tik-Tok celebrities when they posted a short video and got over 9,000,000 views. It's cute and makes me smile everytime I watch it.
 
At 11:00 p.m. that Friday night, the number of views was going up by the hundreds. By 11:45 p.m., they had over 50,000 views. By 12:16 a.m., they had over 250,000 views. By Saturday night they had 1 million "Likes", meaning that 1 million "different" people had not just watched the video, but clicked on the heart showing that they liked it. A month later, it had over 9,000 comments, it was shared over 50,000 times, had 2.7 million "Likes" and over 9.7 million views. 
 
If you don't know, Tik-Tok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service founded in 2012. It is used to create short videos. 
To See the Video, CLICK HERE 
 
      
(Screen Captures from the Video)
 
 
Madi and Ai say thanks to their Tic-Toc fans for liking their original Tic-Toc video
 
 
 
 
 
 

March 2020

 

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

 
 
 
 
Ali's senior year at Challenger High School took a strange turn in early March 2020 when the entire world was faced with the Coronavirus Pandemic (officially named "COVID-19" by the World Health Organization). At first, groups of over 100 were discouraged from meeting, then groups of 50, then 20, then 10, and finally 2. We quickly became familiar with the phrase "social-distancing" - a guide to stay at least 6 feet away from others. As the number of coronavirus cases quickly escalated to over 1,000,000 confirmed cases world-wide, countries went into lockdown while most of the states in the USA, including North Carolina, issued "Stay-at-Home" orders. The US restricted non-US citizens from entering the country and many people on vacation out of the US found it difficult to get back home.
 
Churches were discouraged from meeting and most pastors did their Sunday sermons on Facebook or some other streaming service, such as Ali's pastor Mike Divine at Covenant Church in Lincolnton, NC. Travis Triplett, Pastor of Mathis Chapel Baptist Church in Catawba County (and Ali's maternal Great-Grandmother Willie Goble Loftin's former church pastor), preached on the porch outside of his church while church members stayed in their cars and listened to the sermon from there. Many other churches around the country started doing the same thing and the phrase "drive-in church" was born. Cities in some states started "ticketing" some of these church members resulting in churchs suing their cities for infringing on their constutional rights. Some churches, however, refused to stop having Sunday services and continued to meet inside of the building, refusing to "social distance" - saying that the constution guaranted them the right to assemble. Those pastors were right but unfortunately, the coronavirus was spread among many of those church pastors and members.
 
Schools were closed - as well as hair salons and many other businesses that weren't considered "essential". Essential jobs and businesses included doctors & nurses, law enforcement, dental offices, pharmacies, clinical industries, food and beverage producers and distributors (like Walmart and other grocery stores), charity organizations, religious centers, media, gas stations, financial and insurance institutions, hardware supply stores, construction, plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial services, mail, laundry services, legal services, defense and military contractors, hotels & motels, funeral services, pet & feed stores, beer, wine and liquior stores.
 
Catawba County students completed daily class instruction via internet classes. For those families that did not have computers or internet, schools loaned computers and Charter/Spectrum Internet provided free service to two months. Ali's mother, Beth, taught her students in small groups via the internet at home.
 
Restaurants were open (as well as fast-food restaurants), but only for "drive-through" or "pick-up". Ali started working at Chick-Filet in Hickory during the summer of 2019 and continued to work there, even during the coronavirus pandemic. She spent most of her time working outside at the drive-through taking food orders. The restaurant did change working schedules for employees to Monday, Wednesday, Friday OR Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday to keep empolyees from crossing paths with other employees. Ali worked on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
As shortages of medical and cleaning supplies increased (surgical masks, surgical goves,hand sanitiser, etc.), US citizens were discouraged from purchasing surgical masks so that they could be sent to doctors, nurses and other healtcare workers working in the heart of the pandemic. Many manufacturers changed the type of product they manufactured in order to help with pandemic supplies but also to keep their business open. One company that produced burbon, started producing hand sanitider and became "essential". Ali's dad's company, NUFABRX, that produced yarn started producing copper-infused surgical masks and the company became "essential". Ali's sister, Savanna, lost her job because of the stay-at-home order but was hired by her dad's company. Eventually the CDC (the US Center of Disease Control) encouraged those who were staying at home to use home-made masks when they went they had to leave home - goint to the doctor, pharmacy or grocery store.
 
We learned that the coronavirus was "extremely" contagious and by 07 April, the US had 394,587 confirmed cases and 13,000 deaths from the "flu-like" virus. North Carolina saw its biggest jump in the number of COVID-19 related deaths with 13 deaths in a single day - a total of 52 deaths and 3,250 confirmed cases of the virus in the state. Catawba County had 25 confirmed cases of the virus and had one death. On 07 April, the US had over 1,700 deaths in a single day.
 
The elderly and those that already had underlying medical conditions (like diabetes, asthma and other breathing problems, etc.) were extremely susceptible to the virus and most didn't survive if they got COVID-19. As a result, Ali's grandparents self-quarantined themselves - even from their children and grandchildren in order to avoid the possibility of catching the virus. Savanna did grocery store pick-ups for her paternal grandmother Jo Ann. Ali's mother, Beth, and Uncle Philip did pick-ups for her maternal grandparents, Curtis & Carolyn Loftin. Ali and Savanna's dad, Brad, make sure all of the grandparents one of his company's newly produced copper-infused surgical masks.
 
As world-wide panic escalated, people started hoarding food (especially canned goods), cleaning supplies and essentials like toilet paper. In Walmart, if you weren't there early in the morning, there was no toilet paper later in the day. Walmart eventually started limiting the number of each type of item to "2" to help restrict hoarding. Eventually Walmart was forced to take stricter contingecies with employees and customers. Only 20 customers for every 1000 sq ft of store space were allowed in the store at one time. When one cutomer came out of the store, one more was allowed to go in.
 
Large cities like New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston and Denver became "hot beds" for the virus. Virus-models speculated that we could have as many as 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the US. In North Carolina, Mecklenburg and Wake counties were the haredest hit with coronavirus cases and deaths.
 
When schools and universities were first closed, many high school and college students headed to the "beach" for spring break - not considering the fact that they could carry the virus back home to parents, grandparents and sibling - with possible deadly results. As a result, east coast states closed their beaches and then fined anyone who was not adhering to beach policies.
 
The company that Ali's dad, Brad Seese, worked for, NuFabrx, produced yarn infused with cooper. The company switched to making "mask" to help meet the shortage during the coronavirus - producint 500,000 per week. 
 
 
 
 

11 March 2020 Tic-Toc

 
Ali and her friends Madi, create a new Tic-Toc video
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

April 2020

 

 

Still Working During the Coronavirus Pandemic

 
 
 
 
STATISTICS
The United States had 763,836 cases of the coronavirus on 19 Apr 2020 with over 20,000 new cases and a total of 40,555 deaths.
On 20 Apr 2020 the US had 29,000+ new coronavirus cases. The US had 38,764 new cases of the coronavirus on 24 Apr 2020.
 
 
There were no Easter services at most churches in 2020. As the coronavirus contued to esculate around the world, church services changed. Covenant Church in Lincolnton, Alexandria's church, had live streaming on Facebook to meet the need of the church members. It's not the same as being there, but we're thankful to have these opportunities to still connect.
 
 
Alexandria & her famly always participate in the annual Pesach/Passover Seder at Beit Yeshua/Covenant in Lincolnton,
but do to the coronavirus this year, there was no large-group Seder. Hopefully next year we'll be able to do it again.
 
Praise, Worship & Israeli Folk Dance at the 2019 Pesach/Passover Seder.  Alexandria is # 1 and
Curtis Loftin (Ali's grandfather) # 2 leads the group dance. Beth & Savanna are # 3.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ali in her Chick-fil-A uniform and her COVID-19 mask courtesy of her dad and Nufabrx
 
 
 
 
 
Demonstrating that everyone plays a part in the COVID-19 response effort, the District of Columbia National Guard conducted a coordinated air-land medical supply mission to move sophisticated fabric face masks purchased by District civil authorities from Asheboro, NC, to the D.C. General Hospital warehouse on Saturday, 25 April 2020. Three UH-60 Blackhawks and one UH-72 Lakota participated in the aeromedical supply run, in addition to three Light Medium Tactical Vehicles.
 
Brad, Alexandria & Savanna Seese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

May 2020

 

 

Challenger High School Graduation Surprise

 
 
ALEX - 29 April 2020: "I got home from work to find this on our lawn. Our Challenger High School staff went out of their way today on a secret senior mission to deliver one of these signs to each of the Class of 2020 Senior's homes. I love my school and the staff that we have been blessed to be surrounded by."
 
S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E
 
 
 
 
 
 

End of School Tik-Tok

 
Ali and her friends Madi & Natasha got together at CVCC (Catawba Valley Community College) to put together another Tik-Tok.
All three girls will be going to the same college. 
 
 
 
It's really short, but to see the entire video 
CLICK HERE 
 
 
 
 

Graduation Recognition at Covenant Church, Lincolnton, NC

 
Covenant Church had 14 students who were graduating from high school, but Alex was the only one who was graduating from high school and community college at the same time.
 
 
Photo of Alex in her cap and gown in the church foyer.
 
Alex's boyfriend, Grayson, went with her to church for the service.
 
   
 
 
 
 

July 2020

 

 

02 July 2020 - Posing in Cap & Gown

 
 
 
 
Ali continued to wait to see if and when there would be a formal graduation for her.
On 02 July, she posed in her Challenger High School cap & gown (Left) and her CVCC cap & gown.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

August 2020

 

 

Challenger Early-College High School Graduation

 
Ali finally Graduated from Challenger High School on 01 August 2020 ...
 
... complete with cap & gown and COVID-19 face mask.
There was no crowd and graduates went in one at a time.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Catawba Valley Community College Graduation

 
Ali graduated from CVCC the same day with an Associates Degree
 
 
 
The CVCC Graduation ceremony took place outside on the CVCC Campus
 
 
 
 
 
Ali and her best friend Madison Lane
 
 
 
 
 
 

September 2020

 

 
LENOIR RHYNE COLLEGE
 
 
 
In making plans after she graduated high school, Alexandria decided that she wanted to be a school Teacher, like her mother Beth, her paternal grandmother Jo Ann Seese, and her maternal grandparents Curtis & Carolyn Loftin. With that in mind, she needed to decide where she wanted to go to college. From the very beginning she knew she wanted to go to either Appalachian State University or Lenoir Rhyne College - and she was eventually accepted to both schools.
 
Ali finally decided to live at home and go to Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC. She got a nice scholarship from Lenoir Rhyne, a teaching scholarship and also a scholarship from Chick-fil-a, where she was working.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October 2020

 

 
 
HALLOWEEN AT CHICK-FIL-A
 
 
When Chick-Fil-A encouraged their employees to dress up for Halloween, Ali chose to dress ua like Harry Potter.
 
 
 
 
 
AUTUMN AT POPPI & NONNI'S HOUSE
 
Beautiful Autumn Leaves
 
 
 
 
 

November 2020

 

 

THANKSGIVING DAY PHOTOS by PHILIP

 
 
 
No photos from 2020 would be complete withour our masks
 
Alex with her parents Brad & Beth & sister Savanna, Loftin grandparents, and Uncle Philip, Aunt Leslie & cousin Kayli.
 
The SEESE FAMILY: Beth, Alexandria/Alex/Ali, Savanna & Brad
 
Ali & Savanna with their mom, Beth
 
 
Ali with her dad Brad and sister Savanna
 
COUSINS: Ali, Savanna & Kayli
 
 
 
 

December 2020

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM POPPI & NONNI'S HOUSE

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alexandria & Savanna

 
 
Jan 2003 - Dec 2003 - Jun 2004 - Aug 2004 - Dec 2005 - Feb 2006
 
May 2007 - Nov 2009 - Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
 
Jul 2013 - Oct 2014 - Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
 
  Savanna 2000
  Savanna 2001
Alexandria 2002 Savanna 2002
Alexandria 2003 Savanna 2003
Alexandria 2004 Savanna 2004
Alexandria 2005 Savanna 2005
Alexandria 2006 Savanna 2006
Alexandria 2007 Savanna 2007
Alexandria 2008 Savanna 2008
Alexandria 2009 Savanna 2009
Alexandria 2010 Savanna 2010
Alexandria 2011 Savanna 2011
Alexandria 2012 Savanna 2012
Alexandria 2013 Savanna 2013
Alexandria 2014 Savanna 2014
Alexandria 2015 Savanna 2015
Alexandria 2016 Savanna 2016
Alexandria 2017 Savanna 2017
Alexandria 2018 Savanna 2018
Alexandria 2019 Savanna 2019
Alexandria 2020 Savanna 2020
Alexandria 2021  
Alexandria 2022  
   
Dance 2005 - 2014 Dance 2003 - 2012
Murray's Mill - 2015 Murray's Mill - 2015
   
 
 
 
 

DEDICATION

 
 

Ali, I love you so very much.  Every photo that I've added to this page made me smile - and reminded me just how special you are.  You're kind, sweet and gentle.  May you always follow after the ways of the LORD and may you grow up to serve Yeshua/Jesus with zeal and passion.  Only "true" happiness comes from Him.  Love you, Poppi.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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