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Elizabeth
"Beth"
Ann
Loftin

(1976 - 20??)

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Dean
Loftin

(1953 - 20??)

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William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

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Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

William Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

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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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Elizabeth Ann Loftin

 

Page 1: The Early Years (1976 - 1990)

Born: 1976, Catawba County, NC

 
                                       

(Right)
Beth's Bandy's High School
Senior photo, Age 16

 

 

Elizabeth Ann Loftin was the first child born to Curtis Dean Loftin and Carolyn Janet Weeks.  Beth was footling-breech and as a result the Doctors felt it would be safer for her to be born by Caesarean-Section. 

She was born in 1976 at Catawba Memorial Hospital in Hickory, North Carolina (Catawba County).

 

Curtis and Carolyn wanted to give their new-born daughter a Biblical name and they chose Elizabeth Ann.  Beth was actually named after a college friend, Elizabeth Ann Hamilton.

 

Curtis and Carolyn had been married for 15 months at the time of her birth.

                                       
Mother and daughter remained in the hospital for ten days before they went home.  Curtis, Carolyn and Beth shared one small bedroom in Curtis' parent's house.
 
 

What a beautiful newborn baby girl!

 

(Left) Carolyn holding Beth at home
(Right) Curtis holding Beth in the hospital

                                       
 

Within six months of Beth's birth, Curtis and Carolyn decided to remodel the empty building next door to his parents home and move in there.  Curtis was teaching at Catawba Middle School and Carolyn was teaching at St. Stephens High School.

 
                                       
 

(Left) Beth's Baby Dedication
Carolyn, Beth, Curtis & Rev. Bob Hillard

Curtis and Carolyn were attending Mathis Chapel Baptist Church at the time of Beth's birth.  They had attended Charismatic church meetings in college and had been praying for a Charismatic Church to be birthed in Catawba County so that their children could grow up appreciating and experiencing the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. 

Shortly after her birth, Curtis & Carolyn heard of a new church that was meeting in the Startown Community Center.  It was a Charismatic Church by the name of Newton Conover Christian Fellowship.   

The family started attending the church shortly after that.  Beth's baby dedication took place there.  Rev. Bob Hillard was their Pastor. 

                                       
                                       

(Left to Right)
1976 at 2-months-old; 1977 at 4-months-old; 1977 at 6-months-old

                                       
                                       

1977 at 7-months-old; 1977 at 9-months-old; 1977 at 10-months-old

                                       
                                       
                                       

(Left) Beth with Grandpa & Grandma Loftin

(Below) Beth with Grandma Viola Weeks

 
 
 

(Below) 10-month-old Beth demonstrates her driving skills

 
 
 

(Below) 1977 was Beth's 2nd Christmas
(Below Right) With Daddy

   

 
 

(Left to Right)
Carolyn holds Beth in the church nursery
Beth shows everyone how to eat cake and keep your hands clean at her 1st Birthday party
Carolyn and Beth age 1

 
 

(Below)  The kitchen sink was a great place to take a bath!

 

 
 
 

(Left) Autumn 1977
Carolyn, age 25, Curtis, age 24
Beth, age 1
 

(Below) 1978, 21 months (1 3/4 years old)

                                       
                                       
                                       
In April 1978, Carolyn Weeks Loftin gave birth to a second child and named him Philip Daniel Loftin.  Beth had a baby brother.
                                       
 
 

Summer 1978: Carolyn & Curtis
Beth age 21 months, Philip 2 months

 
 
                                       

(Below) Beth holding her new-born brother
(Right) Beth age 2 1/2 yrs. & Philip age 1 yr.

 

After Philip's birth, Carolyn decided to stay at home with the children.  In order to supplement the family income, she kept additional children in their home.  Some of these children were children of teachers that taught with Curtis.

                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
 

 (Below) Christmas 1979
Philip 20-mths-old, Beth 3-yrs-old

(Right) 1980, Philip 2, Beth 4

 
 
Beth started Kindergarten at Balls Creek Elementary school in the Autumn of 1981.
 
 

Kindergarten:  1981 - 1982

1st Grade:  1982 - 1983

2nd Grade:  1983 - 1984

 
 
 

(Below)
1983, Philip, age 5, Beth, age 7
This was Philip's first year at Balls Creek Elementary School

 
 
 

(Right)
3rd Grade:  1984 - 1985

1984 - 1985 was Beth's last year at Balls Creek.  In the Autumn of 1985, she and Philip started attending a private Christian school in Hickory, NC, by the name of Tree Of Life Christian Academy.  Beth's mother, Carolyn, was her 4th grade teacher.

 

(Below) Beth got an international doll each year for her birthday

                 
 
 

Beth, age 8, was baptized in the Loftin family pool in 1985
by Pastors Brad Spencer and Ken Frasure

 
 
 

1985: Carolyn age 32, Beth 8 and Philip 6

 

 
 
 

Beth's mother, Carolyn, taught at Tree of Life Christian Academy for the school year 1985 - 1986.  In the Autumn of 1986, their own church, Newton Conover Christian Fellowship, started a church school with Carolyn serving as Principal and primary teacher.  Carolyn was Beth's teacher for five years during which time the school used Accelerated Christian Education.  Each student was able to work at their own pace and had to test out of each educational booklet before they could move on to the next one.  In addition to the usual Reading, English, Math, Science and Social Studies, the children also had daily devotions and were responsible for learning large passages of scripture. 

 
 
4th Grade:  1985 - 1986 5th Grade:  1986 - 1987 6th Grade:  1987 - 1988

   

 
 

(Left) Beth & Philip, 1986
(Right) Beth plays basketball with the Balls Creek Optimist Club

 
 
 

    (Below Left) 7th Grade:  1988 - 1989

(Below Right & Right)
8th & 9th Grade: 1989 - 1990

Because Beth was allowed to work at her on pace while attending the Christian school, she completed 6 years of schooling in only 5 years.  In the Autumn of 1990, she started attending Bandys High School in Catawba County, North Carolina.

 

 
 
 
 

Go to Page 2: "The High School & College Years"  1990 - 1995

Go to Page 3: "The Wedding & Early Adult Years"  1996 - 2012

Go to Page 4: "The Adult Years"  2013 - Present

 
                                       
                                       
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