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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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Larry's
Siblings

Larry
Henry
Loftin

(1927 - 20??)

Wayne
Morrow
Loftin

(1930 - 20??))

Lillie
Yvonne
Loftin

(1933 - 20??)


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Larry Henry Loftin

 

Born: 13 Jan 1927, Iredell County, NC
Died: 01 Feb 2018, Beaver, WV

 

 

Larry Henry Loftin was born 13 Jan 1927 in Iredell County, North Carolina.  He was the first child of Roy Henry Loftin and Sarah Mae Morrow

 
 

Larry (left) with his brother, Wayne, September 1933

 

(Below) Larry Henry Loftin

 

 

Larry spent his early years growing up in the town of Catawba, North Carolina, attending Catawba School, just a block away from the family home.

 

Roy and Mae moved to Canton, NC in 1941.  Larry stayed in Statesville to finish out the school year at Celeste Hinkle, living with his maternal grandparents.

 

At the brink of WW2, Roy said to Larry, “Son, there’s gonna be a war and you’re gonna have to go.” 

 

Larry enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WW2 and again in the Korean War. 

 
 
 
 

 

THE LANDMARK

1946 January 10

 

Larry Loftin Is Now Stationed In Iceland

 
     Larry Loftin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Loftin of Canton, formerly of Statesville attended school at Celeste Henkel before entering the Navy a year ago.  He took his boot training at Bainbridge, Md., and in Boston, Mass., before sailing for Iceland in August where he is now stationed.  He recently had promotion to Seaman First Class.
 
 

 

Larry in his Navy uniform in the 1950s

 

December 25, 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

(Below) Larry and his brother, Wayne, 1951

 
 

Larry married (1) Sarah "Sally" Fain and (2) Carmen Nichols.

 

Larry Loftin and Sarah Fain Loftin had three children.

 
Children of Larry Henry Loftin and Sarah "Sally" Fain
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Iva Mae Loftin 1959 [Unknown] Leonard E. Peters
Sarah Loftin 1962   Michael D. Clevenger
Larry Henry Loftin Jr. 1964   Lori Cook
 
 

Larry's children:
(Left) Larry Henry "Hank" Loftin, Jr., 1965
(Right) Sarah Gaye & Iva Mae Loftin, 1963

     

 
 

Larry lived in Carey, NC, and Smith Mt. Lake, VA, after he retired.

 

 
 

Larry & Carmen Loftin

 
 
 
Obituary for Carmen Nichols Loftin

 

Carmen Nichols Loftin, 91, of Beaver, VA, passed away 22 Sep 2014 at Bowers Hospice House.  Mrs. Loftin was a member of Beckley Presbyterian Church and Completed a business degree and held many administrative positions in the energy and health care fields.  She is preceded in death by her parents James and Minnie Nichols of Favetteville, WV; 1st husband, Paul W. Smith; and daughter Iva Mae Loftin Peters. She is survived by her 2nd husband Larry Henry Loftin, and children Paul & Addie Smith of Raleigh, NC, James & Linda Smith of South Charleston, SC, Alex & Susan Skirpan of Midlothian, VA, Sarah & Mike Clevenger of Winfield, WV, and Larry Loftin Jr. of Lewisburg, WV.  She is also survived by a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A tribute to the life of Mrs. Carmen Loftin was held on noon Wednesday 24 Sep 2014 at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville, VA, with the Rev. John McKinnon officiating.  Burial followed in the memorial park.
 
 
 
Obituary for Larry Henry Loftin, Sr.
 
(BEAVER, WEST VIRGINIA) Larry Henry Loftin, Sr., 91, of the Villages at Greystone in Beaver, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Born 13 Jan 1927, in Statesville, he was the son of the late Roy Henry Loftin and Sarah Mae Morrow Loftin. Mr. Loftin was a retired clinic and hospital administrator, having retired from Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Marlinton, W.Va. He was a graduate of Wake Forest University and was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Loftin enjoyed woodworking, World War II history and spending time with his family. Mr. Loftin loved reading his Bible and was a member of Beckley Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen; a daughter, Iva Mae Peters; and a brother, Wayne Morrow Loftin. He was the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. P. T. Morrow and  Mr. Alonzo Lester Loftin. Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his children, Sarah Clevenger and husband, Mike, of Winfield, W.Va., Larry Loftin Jr. of Caldwell, W.Va., Paul Smith and wife, Addie, of Raleigh, James Smith and wife, Linda, of Charleston, W.Va., Susan Skirpan and husband, Alex, of Richmond, Va.; and a sister, Yvonne Loftin Bryson of Gastonia. A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. The family extends special thanks to Larry's good friend, Chuck, and all the staff at Greystone Village. Funeral services will be conducted at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, 705 Davie Avenue, in Statesville, Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Bron Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Statesville. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home in Statesville. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.
 

Larry in his Navy uniform 1950s: Larry with his children Sarah, Larry Jr. and Iva Mae

 

 

Family Reunion 05 Aug 2007

 

Larry with daughter Sarah, 2014

 

 
 
 
SOURCES
 

Thanks to Yvonne Loftin Bryson and Frances Loftin Cook for the photos of Larry.

Thanks to Sarah Loftin Clevenger and other Loftin family members for additional photos.

 
 

If you have additional photos or information on Larry and his family, please contact me.