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Betty Jo Loftin

 

Born: 30 Dec 1930, Catawba County, NC
Died:  24 Nov 1999, Catawba County, NC

 
Betty Jo Loftin was the first child born to Fannie Marie Hoke Loftin.  Betty was born on 30 Dec 1930.
 

In April 1930, Betty's father, Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin was living with his sister and brother-in-law, Floye & William S. Ellers Sr., in Harve De Grace, Maryland.  According to the 1930 Census, Speedo was single at the time.

In addition to Betty, Speedo & Marie's marriage produced two additional children, Peggy Sue Loftin born in 1935, and Theodore Davis Loftin born 1941.

 
 
The 1940 Census shows Speedo and Marie living between Bandys Cross Roads and the Gold Mine Road in Catawba County, NC.  They were renting a house for $2 a month.  Speedo was 32 years old and Marie was 28.  Speedo worked the farm and his income for 1939 was $0.  Marie worked at at Hosiery Mill for 52 weeks during 1939 and earned $232.  Betty was 9 years old and in third grade.  Peggy was 4 years old.
 

1940 Catawba County Census

 
Home
Value
Last Name First Name Relation Sex Age Wd
Md
S
*
Sch
Birth **
Hrs
Wkd
Occup. Industry ***
Wks
Wkd
1939
Wages
for
1939
$ Loftin Theodore Head M 32 M H1 NC 40 Farmer Farm 52 $0
  ----- Marie H. Wife F 28 M H1 NC 40 Knitter Hosiery Mill 52 $232
  ----- Betty Jo Daughter F 9 S 3 NC          
  ----- Peggy Sue Daughter F 4 S   NC          
* Highest Grade of School Completed: H2 is 2nd year of High School
** The Number of Hours Worked during the week of March 24 - 30, 1940
*** Weeks worked in 1939
 
 
 

(Left) Betty &Peggy about 1938/39
(Right) A teenage Betty in a Campground photo

 

 
 

Speedo with Peggy (Left), Davis (Middle) and Betty (Right)

 
 
 

Betty with brother Davis around 1943/44

 
 
Betty married Paul Edward Abernathy around 1947.  Paul was born 06 Mar 1925 and was the son of William Carlton Abernathy and Alice Brown.  Their marriage produced three children - all boys.
 
 
Children of Paul Edward Abernathy & Betty Jo Loftin
Name Birth Death Spouse
Paul Jerry Abernathy 27 Apr 1948 01 Apr 2010
Catawba Co, NC
[Never Married]
Randy Carlton Abernathy 27 Apr 1949   Jeanne Bolick
Theodore Banks Abernathy 16 May 1953 19 May 1953 [Died in Infancy]
 
 
Paul "Jerry" Abernathy was born 27 Apr 1948 and Randy Carlton Abernathy was born exactly one year later on 27 Apr 1949.
 
 
Paul & Betty's youngest son, Theodore Banks Loftin, was born 16 May 1953, in Newton, Catawba County, NC, at the old Catawba County Hospital.  He did two days later from "atelectasis" - a collapse of the lung.
 

Theodore Banks Loftin's Death Certificate

 
 
 
 
 
 
Betty died 24 Nov 1999 at the age of 68.  Paul died 01 Apr 2008 at the age of 83.  They attended Catawba Baptist Church and are buried in the Providence Memorial Cemetery about a mile out of Catawba on Hwy. 10.
 
 

Paul Abernathy's Obituary

Paul Edward Abernathy, age 83, of Catawba passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Born March 6, 1925 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late William Carlton Abernathy and the late Alice Brown Abernathy. He was a veteran of the US Navy during WWII. He served in the European and Pacific Theatre stationed on a Mine Sweeper. He worked for Hickory Construction for over 25 years as a brick mason. Mr. Abernathy was a member of Catawba Baptist Church. He enjoyed being a member of the "Front Porch Gang" of Catawba. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Loftin Abernathy; infant son, Theodore Abernathy; and brother, Grady Abernathy.
Paul is survived by: 2 Sons: Randy Abernathy and wife Jeanne of Claremont, Jerry Abernathy of the home; 2 Brothers: Leroy Abernathy of Florida, Jake Abernathy of Catawba; 2 Sisters: Willie Mae Mundy of Long Island, Polly Woodring of Virginia; 2 Granddaughters: Dana Little and husband Chip of Claremont, Candy Heafner and husband Chris of Claremont; 2 Great Grandsons: Aaron Little, Mack Little; and a Great Granddaughter: Mya Katherine Shook.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at Catawba Baptist Church in Catawba with Rev. Derek Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Memorial Gardens in Catawba with military graveside rites performed by American Legion Post 16. Serving as pallbearers: Ray Abernathy, Jake Abernathy III, Chip Little, Chris Heafner, Marvin Miller Jr., and Carroll Yount.
 
 
 

Paul & Betty's gravestone at Providence Memorial Cemetery in Catawba, NC

 

 
 
Paul & Betty's oldest son, Jerry, died on 01 Apr 2010, exactly two years after the death of his father.
 

Jerry Loftin's Obituary

Paul "Jerry" Abernathy, 61, of Claremont, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Born April 27, 1948, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Paul Edward and Betty Jo Loftin Abernathy. Jerry was a member of Catawba Baptist Church and loved to usher on Sunday mornings. He looked forward to attending the Adult Life Program in Conover, where he enjoyed spending time with his friends. Jerry had fond memories of the years he attended Balls Creek Elementary, often recalling his teachers and his "school lunch." He loved watching wrestling and old westerns and spent many Thursday nights dancing at Pappy's. He also loved coloring books, black Sharpie pens and putting together puzzles. At family gatherings, he was always a hit with his impersonations of John Wayne, James Cagney, Rhett Butler and The Three Stooges. Jerry was a special gift from God, going through life touching the lives of people with his outgoing personality. The laughter he brought will be missed by all of us who loved him. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Theodore Abernathy. He is survived by a brother, Randy Abernathy and wife, Jeanne, of Claremont; two nieces, Dana Little and husband, Chip, and Candace Heafner and husband, Chris, all of Claremont; great-nephews, Aaron Little and Mack Little of Claremont; great-niece, Mya Shook of Claremont; and numerous other family members. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 3, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Catawba Baptist Church, with the Rev. Derek Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Memorial Cemetery in Catawba. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.
 

Jerry was buried at Providence Memorial Cemetery In Catawba, NC

 
 
 
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