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The Loftin Family Reunion

 

 

The Loftin Family Reunion started as a yearly birthday dinner for Ida Lillian Setzer Loftin, wife of Alonzo Lester Loftin, who was born 25 Apr 1884.  When all their kids and their spouses, grandkids

                                         
 

Ida (center) with black dress
(Right side of the table) Marie & Theodore "Speedo" Loftin,
John Henry & Elma Loftin Huffman with Loretta and Willie Loftin

                                         
                                         
                                         

After Ida's death on 25 Dec 1964, her granddaughter, Peggy Loftin Brotherton, decided it would be wonderful to continue the yearly family get-together and thus the Loftin Family Reunion (as we know it today) was born. 

 
Since most of the Loftins had tents at the Balls Creek Campground, the Reunion was held there for many years - beside of the Arbor.
 

 
 
 

For convenience, the Reunion was eventually moved to Center Methodist Church - the home church of several of the Loftin ancestors.   The reunion grew to include the descendants of William Alexander Loftin.

 
 
 

An additional move occurred when the Loftin Reunion was moved to Catawba Methodist Church.

 
 
 
 

2007

 

 

On May 20, 2007, members of the Loftin Family met for the Loftin Reunion at Catawba Methodist Church.

 

Carolyn Loftin & Wadine Smith do a little organization before the meal begins
with a little help from Larry Gilmer

 
 
 

(Left) Eddie & Yvonne Loftin Bryson with her mom, Mrs. Roy (Mae) Loftin
(Right) Jimmy Huffman enjoys his great grandchildren

 

 
(Below) Jimmy & Faye Huffman enjoy their great-grandchildren

 

 
 

Left)  Mrs. Sam (Willie) Loftin, with her son, Curtis, and his wife, Carolyn
(Right) Carolyn Loftin with her son Philip.

 

 

 

(Right) Philip & Leslie Loftin
(Left) Alexandria & Savanna Seese - granddaughters of Curtis & Carolyn Loftin

  

 
 
 

(Left) Children & Grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin
(Right) Lois Loftin Mundy at the age of 98 was the oldest in attendance

 

Larry Gilmer, Bernice Loftin Gilmer, Barbara Jean Gilmer, (Unknown), Lois Loftin Mundy, Flynn Loftin
 
 

After the meal it's time for a short business meeting and presentation concerning the Loftin Family.

 

Farthest Traveled: Eddie & Yvonne Bryson
Oldest in Attendance:
Lois Mundy (98 years old)
2nd Oldest in Attendance:
Mae Loftin (97 years old)
Youngest in Attendance:
Broden Morris Marks
Most Recently Married:
Philip & Leslie Loftin (6 years)

 
 
 
 

(Below) Wadine Smith and Glenn Martin

 
 
 
 

2008

 
Thanks to Paul Allen Loftin and Philip Loftin for their photos from the Reunion
 
The Loftin family gathered for the yearly reunion on Sunday, May 18th, 2008, at the Catawba Methodist Church.  The crowd was larger than usual with approximately 90 in attendance.  Everyone enjoyed chatting and reminiscing about the past.  The food was outstanding and many folks brought photos to share.
 

Barry Brotherton served as President of the Loftin Family Reunion Committee and did a wonderful job organizing the activities of the afternoon.

 
 

(Below) Carla & Barry Brotherton

 
 
 
(Below) Yvonne Loftin Bryson, Frances Loftin Cook and Mae Morrow Loftin

 
 
 

Family members chat as everyone arrives

 

 
 
 

Once again, Lee Loftin's daughters were the oldest in attendance
Helen Loftin White, Marie Loftin Robinson, Lois Loftin Mundy, Bernice Loftin Gilmer

 
 
 

Curtis chats with Pat Isenhour Loftin while the meal is set up

 
 
 

(Below) Carolyn Loftin chats with Tina Peeler Cloninger

 
 
 
(Below) T.A. and Louise Loftin Potter Family

 
 
 

(Below) Lois Loftin Mundy is presented with a birthday cake recognizing her 100th birthday
which will take place in December 2008

 
 
 

(Below) Time for the covered-dish meal

 
 
 

(Below) Jimmy Huffman's family waits for the food line to get shorter

 
 
 
(Below) Savanna Seese, Leslie Robinson Loftin,
Ali Seese, Beth Loftin Seese and Willie Goble Loftin

 
 
 

Gerald Loftin waits for the after-meal program
while Pat Loftin looks at Curtis Loftin's "Family Scrapbook"

 
 
 
Curtis Loftin shares with the group about his Family Genealogy Website

 
 
 
John Smith shares about James Franklin Loftin and his death at Drewry's Bluff, VA
There was also a display of the battleground where James Franklin was killed

 
 
 
After the program, family members looked at the various scrapbooks,
shared family photos and information

Carolyn Weeks Loftin, Frances Loftin Cook, Curtis Loftin, Larry Gilmer, Helen Loftin White

 
 
 

2009

 
Thanks to Paul Loftin, Carolyn Loftin and Beth Seese for taking photos at the 2009 Reunion
 
The Loftin family gathered for the yearly reunion on Sunday, May 17th, 2009, at the Catawba Methodist Church Fellowship Building.  The attendance for 2009 was around 95 and the building was packed out.  As usual, the food was outstanding and many folks brought photos to share.  Even though any Loftins are invited to attend, the majority of the group are descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin and his brother Arthur Lee Loftin - sons of William Alexander "Alec" Loftin and Laura Rossie Cranford.
 

Barry Brotherton served as President of the Loftin Family Reunion Committee for the 2009 Reunion and did a wonderful job organizing the activities for the afternoon.

 

I had been asked to bring my large scrapbook of family ancestor photos.  I also prepared a handout with photos of Alonzo Loftin's children.  There were also photos of Ida Setzer Loftin, the William Alexander Loftin Family, Patrick & Margaret Setzer, Jacob Lanier Setzer, and Miles & Sarah Aderholt Witherspoon for those who wanted a copy.  I'm hoping that by next year I'll have additional information on the children of Arthur Lee Loftin.

 
(Below Right) Alonzo's youngest child, Frances Loftin Cook, looks at the photo album

(Above) Gary Potter, Matthew Brotherton, Curtis Loftin and Frances Loftin Cook
 
 

Curtis explains the photos and the family connection

(Above) Curtis with Lou Loftin, Gary Potter and Deannie Bumgarner

 

Curtis explains to Gary about the Loftins connection to George Washington
and their possible
Royal Lineage connection

 

Curtis explains to Linda Lee Setzer (daughter of Sadie Loftin Lee) about the Loftin connection to Patrick Sylvanus Setzer and Margaret Witherspoon.  Kevin Boggs (grandson of Verdie Lee Loftin Boggs) and his wife Nancy examines the photo sheet of Alonzo Loftin's children (which also included his grandmother, Verdie Lee Loftin Boggs Copeny Yount).

 

Curtis and Alan Connor (grandson of Thelma Loftin Connor Lanier) chat
while Linda Lee looks at the large scrapbook with photos of the extended family

 

Wadine Martin Smith gets a copy of the photo sheet of Alonzo's children which also included her mother, Nannie Loftin Martin while the rest of the family chats with family members -
Marcella Wike chats with 1st Cousin Jimmy Huffman

 
 
 

Frances Loftin Cook (daughter of Alonzo Loftin) and her daughter, Norma Cook Stewart

 
 
 

Marcella Lee Wike (daughter of Allie Loftin Lee) chats with
cousin Jimmy Huffman (son of Elma Loftin Huffman) and his wife Faye

 
 

Alonzo Lester Loftin's first marriage was to Cornelia Lowrance. 
Cornelia died 11 Feb 1904 from pneumonia leaving him with 5 small children to raise.

 

Kevin Boggs (grandson of Verdie Lee Loftin Boggs), and his wife Nancy, chat with Wadine Martin Smith (daughter of Nannie Loftin Martin) while Mae Morrow Loftin (wife of Roy Henry Loftin) and her daughter, Yvonne Loftin Bryson, listen.  Also in the photo are Howard Smith, Wadine's husband (bottom right) and Eddie Bryson, Yvonne's husband (bottom left)

(Above - Top Left) Deanne Herman Hilton (daughter of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman)
 chats with Alan Connor (grandson of Thelma Loftin Connor Lanier)

 
 
 

(Below) Time for lunch

 
 
 

(Left) Mr. & Mrs. Flynn Loftin;  (Right) Pat and Paul Loftin

 
 
 

Sisters Bernice Loftin Gilmer, Lois Loftin Mundy, Marie Loftin Robinson and Helen Loftin White

 
 
 

(Below Left) Three of the daughters of Arthur Lee Loftin and Alice Josephine Gilleland
Bernice Loftin Gilmer, age 92, Lois Loftin Mundy, age 100, and Marie Loftin Robinson, age 98.
Mary & James Mundy (son of Lois Loftin Mundy)

 
 
 

(Below Left) Elaine Martin & Marcella Wike, daughters of Allie Loftin Lee, with Peggy Brotherton
(Below Center) Norma Cook Stewart, daughter of Frances Loftin Cook, and Pat Isenhour Loftin
(Below Right) Louise Loftin Potter, daughter of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin, and husband T.A.

 
 
 

(Below - Seated At Table)
Linda Lee Setzer, daughter of Sadie Loftin Lee,
with Elaine Lee Martin & Louise Lee Hoyle, daughters of Allie Loftin Lee
Sadie & Allie Loftin were sisters who married brothers, Vernon & Glenn Lee
Curtis Loftin & John Smith chat in the lunch line

 
 
 

Barry Brotherton, President of the Loftin Family Reunion, opens the after-meal-program. 
Barry, and his sister Faye, are grandchildren of Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin.

 
 
 

(Below) Carla Brotherton pins corsages on those in attendance who were age 90 or above,
including Lois Loftin Mundy (age 100), Marie Loftin Robinson (age 98), Francis Loftin Gilmer (age 92) and Mae Morrow Loftin (age 99).  Lois, Marie & Francis are the daughters of Arthur Lee Loftin and Alice Josephine Gilleland.

 

 

(Below) Carla Brotherton pins a corsage on Frances Loftin Cook,
the last living child of Alonzo Lester Loftin while Norma Cook Stewart watches

 
 

Barry asked family members to share stories about their parents, grandparents, aunts & uncle.  There were some funny stories as well as some tender touching stories.

 
 

Kevin Boggs
Grandson of Verdie Lee Loftin Boggs

 

     Kevin shared how when he was little he would go and visit his grandmother, Verdie Lee.  They'd watch Carol Burnett & Johnny Carson.  If he stayed overnight with her, she'd leave chocolate for him on his pillow at night.  Years later as he was taking a cruise and saw chocolates left on the pillows of his bed in his ship's cabin, he remembered how his grandmother lovingly left chocolate on his pillow at night when he was a child.  When he got back home he told her what had happened and how he had remembered the chocolate she had left on his pillow.  She said, "Kevin, that wasn't chocolate I left on your pillow - it was Ex-Lax - to be sure you were 'regular'!" 

 
 

Wadine Martin Smith
Daughter of Nannie May Loftin Martin

 

     When Nannie Loftin first married Wade Martin they moved to Gastonia.  In time they eventually moved to Newton into a large two-story, white-frame house on North College Avenue, just two blocks up from the court square, beyond the State Theatre.  They lived there for thirty years and the upstairs rooms became "Martin’s Boarding House".  The boarding house was soon filled with tenants including a baseball team who gave the Martin family nicknames.

 
 

Alan Connor
Grandson of Thelma Loftin Connor Lanier

 

     Alan told about visiting with his grandmother, Thelma, and how he and his siblings would frequently stay over night.  He said, "... she'd always read her Bible at night before she went to bed". 
     He also recounted how she opened a savings account for him and his sisters in the bank and that each year she'd put money in the bank for them on their birthdays.

  

 
 

Peggy Loftin Brotherton
Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt Loftin

    

     Peggy recounted how she remembers sitting on her daddy's lap when she was little - about four years of age - when her grandfather William Alexander Loftin died. 
     As Peggy sat on her daddy's lap, a red bird flew into the window, then flew off and someone said "there goes Grandpa Alec flying off to heaven."
     Peggy said that she supposed that was the reason that she liked red-birds so much.

 
 

Elaine Lee Martin
Daughter of Allie Loftin Lee
Granddaughter of Ida Setzer Loftin

 

     Elaine said she remembered her grandmother Ida visiting their family when she was little.  "She'd come over at least once a week."  Ida would come and spend a few days with them when her father, Glenn, was killing a hog and would frequently do the "chores" that Elaine and her sisters were suppose to do.

 
 

John Smith
Grandson of Nannie Loftin Martin
Great-Grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Great-Great-Grandson of William Alexander Loftin

   

John shared how his grandmother, Nannie Loftin Martin, was frequently described as "prim and proper" by those who knew her.  After the death of Nannie's mother, Cornelia, from pneumonia, the children would frequently be sent to grandparent's homes to stay.  Nannie had commented to John that as a result, she and her sister, Lillie, were raised by the Lowrances (Henry & Sarah), while younger sisters Floye and Verdie Lee were raised by the Loftins (Alec & Laura).  Nannie told John that "Floye and Verdie Lee knew how to have fun because they had been raised by the Loftins."

 

John also commented that because the Loftin family was so big, that everyone from Newton to the Catawba River were kin.

 
 

Lois Loftin Mundy
Daughter of Arthur Lee Loftin
Granddaughter of William Alexander Loftin

 

     Lois, age 100, recounted how she had learned to drive using her father's Model A car.  She also said that she had just quit driving at the age of 98.
     Lois said that when she was a little girl the family attended Center Methodist Church.  The church had two doors on the two sides of the church - one for the men and one for the women.  She also said that when people entered the church that the men would sit together on the left side of the church while the women would sit on the right side.

 
 

Pam Herman Sigmon
Daughter of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman
Granddaughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin

Pam shared with the group how her husband, Spencer Sigmon, comes from the Adam Sherrill lineage and so do the Loftins (from James Loftin & Susanna Sherrill).  Pam teased Spencer about being her "cousin".

 
 

Mae Morrow Loftin
Wife of Roy Henry Loftin

Mae, age 99, shared a little about being part of the Loftin family for 80+ years
(since she married Roy in 1925)

 
 

     Curtis Loftin had been asked to give an update on the Family Genealogy Website since last year.  New information on the website since the last reunion included:

 (1) Numerous Marriage Licenses
 (2) Loftin Lineage before John Loftin
 (3) Lanier Family Lineage
 (4) Martha Lanier Loftin's "humerous" Will
 (5) The Loftin's connection to George
      Washington
 (6) The Royal Family Lineage
 (7) Website is linked to the NC Gen Web Project
 (8) Kaiser, Harwell & Sherrill lineage updates
 (9) New information on the Motz, Aderholt &
     Pettigrew lineages
 
 

Willie Goble Loftin (wife of Sam Loftin) chats with Flynn Loftin (son of Glenn Loftin)

 
 
 

(Left) Deanne Herman Hilton with Willie Loftin
(Right) Curtis & Carolyn Loftin

 
 
 

Mae Loftin (age 99) chats with Lois Loftin Mundy (age 100)

 
 
 

Marie Loftin Robinson (age 98)

 

 
 
 
 

2010

 
 

The Loftin family gathered together on Sunday, May 16th, 2010, in the Family Life Center of the Catawba Methodist Church for the yearly family reunion.  There was approximately 100 in attendance at the yearly event.  Those in attendance represented the descendants of William Alexander Loftin and Laura Rossie Cranford from their children, Alonzo Lester Loftin, Arthur Lee Loftin and Cord Loftin Wilson.

 
There was a large family meal followed by a time to recognize
those in the family who were (or would be) 100 years old in 2010.
(Top Center) Barry, Carla & Matthew Brotherton
Pe
ggy Loftin Brotherton sitting with Alan Connor
 
 
(Center) Peggy Loftin, Larry Gilmer, Gail Hipkins & Glenn Martin
(Right) Eddie & Yvonne Bryson with Mae Morrow Loftin
 
 
 
Curtis had photos of the Loftin and Setzer ancestors to give away
as well as a large display board of the Loftin and Setzer family trees
 
(Above) Curtis with Diane Setzer Poovey and Deanie Herman Hilton
 
Jerry Huffman, son of Jimmy, and grandson of Callie Elma Loftin Huffman, looks on
 
 
 
Frances Loftin Cook (age 83) - the last of Alonzo Loftin's 19 children
 
 
 
Arthur Lee Loftin's daughters
[Left to Right]
Lois Loftin Mundy (age 102 in Dec 2010), Helen Loftin White (age 84 in Jun 2010),
Marie Loftin Robinson (age 100 in Dec 2010), Frances Loftin Gilmer (age 94 in Oct 2010),
[Background]
Norma Cook Stewart (daughter of Frances Loftin Cook) 
with Wadine Martin Smith (daughter of Nannie Loftin Martin)
 
 
 
A Mixture of Loftin Cousins
[Left to Right]
Norma Cook Stewart (standing), Ann Gray Wilson, Lois Loftin Mundy, Marie Loftin Robinson, Carolyn Weeks Loftin (standing), Bernice Loftin Gilmer, Larry Gilmer (standing), Barbara Potter Edmondson (standing), Clara Mae Wilson (widow of Jack Wilson & daughter-in-law of Cordie Loftin Wilson), Phyllis White Mills (standing) and Helen Loftin White
 
 
 
Grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin
(Left to Right) Pam Loftin Williamson (daughter of Ray Loftin), Mr. & Mrs. Flynn Loftin (son of Glenn Loftin), Jim & Gail Gilmer Hipkin (daughter of of Bernice Loftin Gilmer) and Larry Gilmer (son of Bernice Loftin Gilmer) and his wife Barbara
 
 
 
Children, Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
(Right to Left) Frances Loftin Cook (daughter of Alonzo & Ida Setzer Loftin), Mae Morrow Loftin (age 100 - widow of Roy Henry Loftin and daughter-in-law of Alonzo), Eddie & Yvonne Loftin Bryson (daughter of Roy and granddaughter of Alonzo), Wadine Martin Smith & John Smith (daughter & Grandson of Nannie Loftin Martin as well as granddaughter & great-grandson of Alonzo & Cornelia Lowrance Loftin)
 
 
 
Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Jimmy Huffman and Loretta Huffman Hiatt (children of Jeek & Elma Loftin Huffman)
(Jimmy's wife, Faye, wearing pink & sister Loretta with white blouse)
Everyone else are the children and grandchildren of Jimmy & Faye
(Left to Right) Going around the table: Jerry & Mona Price Huffman, Linda Huffman, Faye & Jimmy Huffman, Garry Huffman, Loretta Huffman Hiatt, Hayley & Hannah Huffman (daughters of Jerry & Mona)
 
 
Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Carolyn Weeks Loftin (wife of Curtis Loftin & daughter-in-law of Sam Loftin)
(Left to Right) Leslie Robinson Loftin, Philip Loftin, Carolyn Loftin,
Beth Loftin Seese, Savanna Seese, Brad Seese & Ali Seese
 
 
Willie Goble Loftin (wife of Sam Loftin);
Philip & Leslie Loftin (son & daughter-in-law of Curtis & Carolyn Loftin)
 
Grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Curtis Loftin (son of Sam Loftin)
 
 
Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Deanne Herman Hilton (left) with Spencer & Pam Herman Sigmon
(daughters of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman)
 
 
 
Grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin
[Top Row]
Phyllis White Mills (daughter of Helen Loftin White)
James Loftin (son of Coyte Loftin)
Larry Gilmer (son of Bernice Loftin Gilmer)
Flynn Loftin (son of Glenn Loftin
Judy Loftin Sims (daughter of Coyte Loftin)
Dot Robinson Martin (daughter of Marie Loftin Robinson)
[Bottom Row]
Pam Loftin Williamson (daughter of Ray Loftin)
Gail Gilmer Hipkin (daughter of Bernice Loftin Gilmer)
Mary Frances Robinson Moore (daughter of Marie Loftin Robinson)
Jim Mundy (son of Lois Loftin Mundy)
 
 
 
Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin
including James Loftin & Judy Loftin Sims (children of Coyte Loftin)
and Mary Frances Robinson Moore (daughter of Marie Loftin Robinson)
 
 
 
Grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin
Mary & James Mundy (son of Lois Loftin Mundy)
 
 
 
Children & Grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin
Willard White (husband of Helen Loftin White)
Jim Mundy stands next to his mother (Lois Loftin Mundy)
(Right) Helen Loftin White, Dot Robinson Martin & Marie Loftin Robinson
(Standing Center) Beth Loftin Seese with Glenn Martin
 
 
Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren & Great Great Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
T. A. & Louise Loftin Potter (daughter of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin) with Louise's 2 children,
Gary Potter and Ronnie & Barbara Potter Edmonson,
 also Barbara's daughter Michelle and her children.
(Left to Right) Girl, Ronnie Edmonson, Gary Potter, T.A. & Louise Potter, Michelle, Boy, Barbara Edmonson
 
 
Great Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
T. A. Potter (husband of Louise Loftin Potter) - Center
Paul Allen Lofttin & his wife Pat Isenhour Loftin
(son of Paul Roosevelt Loftin and grandson of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin)
 
 
 
Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Danny & Linda Lee Setzer (daughter of Sadie Loftin Lee)
Joyce Murray Setzer (daughter of Sadie Loftin Lee)
Diane Setzer Poovey, Jay & Jane Setzer (children of Joyce Murray Setzer)
(Left to Right) Jay & Jane Setzer, Danny & Linda Lee Setzer), Diane Setzer Poovey, Joyce Murray Setzer
 
 
 
Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Peggy Loftin Brotherton (daughter of Theodore "Speedo" Loftin) with Paul Loftin & T.A. Potter
Barry & Carla Brotherton (son of Peggy Loftin Brotherton)
 
 
 
Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Barbara Potter Edmonson (daughter of Louise Loftin Potter & granddaughter of Charlie Loftin)
Norma Cook Stewart (daughter of Frances Loftin Cook)
  
 
 
 
It was my special privilege to meet Harry Guy Loftin, Jr., at the 2010 Loftin Family Reunion.  Harry & I had spoken on the phone and via email concerning his branch of the family.  Harry descends from Thomas Smith Loftin, the son of Edmund Loftin, the son of James & Susannah Sherrill Loftin
 
 
Grandchildren of Thomas Smith Loftin
Harry Guy Loftin & his wife Patricia (son of Harry Guy Loftin, Sr.)
 

 
 
 

My apologies to others in the family that were there, but had dispersed before I had the opportunity to get additional photos - including the Glenn & Dot Robinson Martin Family (descendants of Marie Loftin Robinson and her father, Arthur Lee Loftin) - Alan Connor, Larry & Lisa Peeler, and Tina Peeler Cloninger (descendants of Thelma Loftin Connor Lanier, daughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin)

 
 
 
 

2011

 
 

The 2011 Loftin Family Reunion was held on Sunday, May 15th, 2011, in the Family Life Center of the Catawba Methodist Church.  There was approximately 75 in attendance at the event this year.  Those in attendance represented the descendants of William Alexander Loftin and Laura Rossie Cranford from two of their sons, Alonzo Lester Loftin and Arthur Lee Loftin.

 
The reunion was to begin at 1:00 PM but family members started gathering by 12:15

 
 
 

Daughters of Arthur Lee Loftin

SISTERS - Lois Loftin Mundy (age 102.5), Marie Loftin Robinson (age 100.5)
and Helen Loftin White (age 84 3/4)

 

Curtis talks briefly with Lois, Marie & Helen

 
 
 

Descendents of Alonzo Lester Loftin

Johnny Hoyle with Linda Lee Setzer, Louise Lee Hoyle and Marcella Lee White - granddaughters of Alonzo Lester Loftin.  Linda is the daughter of Sadie Loftin Lee.  Louise & Marcella are daughters of Allie Loftin Lee.

 
 
 

Descendents of Alonzo Lester Loftin

Ronnie Edmondson with Louise Loftin Potter, T.A. Potter and Gary Potter.  Louise is the daughter of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin and granddaughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin.

 

 
 
 

Descendents of Alonzo Lester Loftin

Philip & Leslie Loftin, Carolyn Loftin, Pam Herman Sigmon, Terry Martin and Willie Loftin
Willie is the wife of Sam William Loftin.  Pam is the daughter of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman.
Carolyn is the wife of Curtis Loftin (son of Sam).  Philip is the son of Curtis & Carolyn.

 

 
Brad Seese, Philip & Leslie Loftin, Carolyn Loftin,
Savanna Seese (Brad & Beth Loftin Seese's daughter)

 
 
 

Descendents of Alonzo Lester Loftin & Arthur Lee Loftin

Lou Loftin & Michelle, Glenn Martin, Barry Brotherton and John Smith

 
 
 

Willie Loftin & Lou Loftin - Mr. Mundy, Mary Frances Robinson Moore

 

Mary Frances shares about her 80th Birthday

 

 

 
 

Entertainment

 
 

This year family members were asked to showcase some of their talent for the 2011 Reunion.

 
Matthew Brotherton plays the piano

  

Matthew is the great-great-grandson of Alonzo Loftin
and son of Barry & Carla Brotherton
 

 

The see additional videos of Matthew, click below

Video # 2 Video # 3
 
 

Tony Martin, Jacob Connor, Terry Martin & Alan Connor

Tony & Terry are the sons of Glenn Martin & Dot Robinson; grandsons of Flake Robinson & Marie Loftin; great-grandsons of Arthur Lee Loftin & Josephine Gilleland

 
 

Jacob Connor (on mandolin) is the son of Alan Connor
Alan Connor (on the fiddle) is the son of Dewey Lane Connor; he is the grandson of Dewey Connor & Thelma Loftin and the great-grandson of Alonzo Loftin & Ida Setzer

 

"Foggy Mt. Breakdown"

 

The see additional videos of Tony, Terry, Alan & Jacob, click below

Video # 2
"Golden Slippers"
Video # 3
"I'll Fly Away"
 
 
 

Tony Martin & Faye Brotherton Dellinger
sing "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma"

 

 

The see an additional video of Tony, Faye & Terry,  singing & playing

Video # 2
"18 Wheels & A Dozen Roses"
 
 
 
 

Family History

 
 
 
Since it was 150 years since the beginning of the Civil War, Curtis had been asked to share about the life of James Franklin Loftin - the patriarch of this entire clan - who was killed at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff.
 

Curtis Loftin talks about James Franklin Loftin

 
 
 
 
Since the last reunion, the family was saddened with the loss of:
1) James "Jimmy" Henry Huffman (24 Jul 1934 - 07 Mar 2011)
     Jimmy was the son of Elma Loftin Huffman and grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin.
 
 
 
 
 

2012

 
 

The Loftin Family descendants gathered to honor the memory of William Alexander Loftin and Laura Rossie Cranford Loftin for the annual Loftin Family Reunion.  The reunion is scheduled for the 3rd Sunday in May of each year at the Family Life Center of Catawba Methodist Church in Catawba, NC.  This year there were descendants from three of Alex and Laura's children - Alonzo Lester Loftin's descendants, Arthur Lee Loftin's descendants and Zettie Wilson Loftin Beatty's descendants.  The 2012 reunion was a little smaller in numbers with about 60 in attendance. 

 
 

The covered-dish luncheon is always a great part of the family reunion
There are some really good cooks in the Loftin family

Faye Brotherton Dellinger with Kevin & Nancy Dixon Boggs

 
 
Phyllis White Mills, Willard & Helen Loftin White, Bernice Loftin Gilmer & Marie Loftin Robinson
Helen (age 86), Bernice (age95) and Marie (age 101) were some of the oldest at the reunion

Phyllis, Helen, Bernice and Marie are descendants of Arthur Lee Loftin

 
 

Frances Loftin Cook, Loretta Huffman Hiatt, Peggy Loftin Brotherton, Louise Lee Hoyle and Marcella Lee Wike - Frances is 85 years old and the last child of Alonzo Loftin & Ida Setzer

All of these ladies descend from Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 

Ali Seese, Brad Seese, Beth Loftin Seese, Savanna Seese, Carolyn Weeks Loftin, Willie Goble Loftin, Philip Loftin & Leslie Robinson Loftin - Willie (age 86) is the widow of Alonzo Loftin's son,
Sam William Loftin

Ali, Beth, Savanna and Philip are descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 

Carolyn Weeks Loftin (Mrs. Curtis Loftin) & Willie Goble Loftin (Mrs. Sam Loftin)

 
 
 

Philip & Leslie are expecting one of the "newest" Loftins
with the birth of their daughter Kayli Elise Loftin who is expected in September 2012

Philip is the son of Curtis & Carolyn Loftin

 
 

Gail Gilmer Hipkin (& her husband, Jim), Wadine Martin Smith, John Smith, Howard Smith
and Larry Gilmer

Gail & Larry are descendants of Arthur Lee Loftin
Wadine & John are descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 

Trina Leatherman, Amy Massagee, Deanie Herman Hilton and Linda Lee Setzer

Amy, Deanie and Linda are descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 

(Little Girl), Penny, Gary Potter, Louise Loftin Potter and T.A. Potter

Gary and Louise are descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 

Steve Sims, (child), Judy Loftin Sims, James Loftin (& wife), Kathleen Morrow Loftin & (child)
Kathleen (age 90) is the widow of Coyte James Loftin

Judy, James and the children are descendants of Arthur Lee Loftin

 
 

Norma Cook Stewart with her son-in-law, Keith, and grandchildren
Norma is the daughter of Frances Loftin Cook

 Norma is a descendant of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 

Barry Brotherton, Faye Brotherton Dellinger, Carla Brotherton, Barry & Carla's daughter Carly and Faye's son Josh Dellinger

 Barry, Faey, Carly and Josh are descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 

Kevin & Nancy Boggs with Rayvon Beatty and his wife Joyce

Kevin is a descendant of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Rayvon is a descendant of Zettie Wilson Loftin Beatty

 
 

First Cousins Loretta Huffman Hiatt, Marcella Lee Wike, Louise Lee Hoyle and Peggy Loftin Brotherton pose for a photo - all four ladies descend from Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 
 

Willie Goble Loftin and Frances Loftin Cook chat at the end of the reunion

 

Curtis Loftin with his mother, Willie Goble Loftin, and aunt, France Loftin Cook

 
 
 
We were saddened to learn about the "passing" of the following from the Loftin family since the last family reunion:
1. William "Bill" Ellers, d. 25 Feb 2012 (son on of William Ellers Sr & Floye Loftin)
2. Cora Mae Carter Wilson, (wife of Jack Wilson and daughter-in-law of Cordie Loftin Wilson)
3. Marsha Bumgarner Spake, d. 17 Jul 2011 (daughter of Doug Bumgarner & Janice Lee - and granddaughter of Glenn & Alie Loftin Lee)
 
 
The latest twins that connect both the Loftin and Setzer families are the grandsons of Charles Ray Poovey & Diane Setzer Poovey.  Diane is the daughter of J.D. Setzer and Joyce Murray Setzer and the granddaughter of Sadie Elizabeth Loftin Murray Lee.  The identical twin boys were born 30 Oct 2011 to Michael Poovey & Jennifer Miller Poovey and are named Wade Emerson Poovey and Liam Harrison Poovey.  Congratulations, Cousins!  
 
 
Frances Bernice Loftin Gilmer (b. 1916) has been a constant presence at the Loftin Family Reunion each year.  Berniece passed away on 09 Oct 2012.
 
 
 

2013

 
 
The Loftin Family met on Sunday, May 19, 2013, for the annual Loftin Family Reunion, in the Family Life Center of the Catawba Methodist Church, Catawba, NC.  Those at the reunion were the descendants and spouses of William Alexander "Alec" Loftin & Laura Rossie Cranford.  Alec & Laura had six children: Alonzo Lester Loftin (b. 1876), Frances Ivey Loftin Drum (b. 1878), Zettie Wilson Loftin Beatty (b. 1881), Arthur Lee Loftin (b. 1884), W. Garland Loftin (b. 1887), Hattie Pearl Loftin (b. 1890), and Cordie Bland Loftin Wilson (b. 1894).
 

The attendance at the 2013 reunion was smaller than usual but the fellowship was good - as was the food.  Those in attendance this year were descended from Alonzo and his brother Arthur Lee Loftin.  We also had Loftin family guests from Georgia.

 
As everyone started to arrive, it was a wonderful opportunity to catch up and take a few photos.
 
(Left) Willie Goble Loftin and Peggy Loftin Brotherton
(Right) Eddie and Yvonne Loftin Bryson
 
 
 
 
There are some wonderful cooks in the Loftin family, including this one:
Norma Cook Stewart

 
 
 
(Left) Frances Loftin Cook
(Right) Matthew Brotherton, Paul Allen Loftin, T.A. Potter & Louise Loftin Potter

 
 
 
Descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Alonzo Lester Loftin was married twice and had 19 children.  Children from Alonzo's marriage to Cornelia Estelle Lowrance were:  Nannie May Loftin Martin (b. 1895), Lillie Stamey Loftin (b. 1897), Roy Henry Loftin (b. 1899), Floye Hovis Loftin Ellers (b. 1901) and Verdie Lee Loftin Boggs Copeny Yount.  Children from Alonzo's marriage to Ida Lillian Setzer were: Charlie Roosevelt Loftin (b. 1905), Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin (b. 1906), "Infant Son" Loftin (b. 1908), Sadie Elizabeth Loftin Murray Lee (b. 1909), Willie Thelma Loftin Connor Lanier (b. 1911), Callie Elma Loftin Huffman (b. 1911), Sallie Allie Loftin Lee (b. 1913), Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman (b. 1914), Daniel P. Loftin (b. 1914), Mike Whitener Loftin (b. 1916), Sam William Loftin (b. 1918), Oscar Sherrill Loftin (b. 1920), Glennie Frances Loftin Cook (b. 1926), and "Infant Son" Loftin (b. 1928).
 
 
(Left to Right) Frances Loftin Cook, Amy Massagee, Trina Leatherman, Deanie Herman Hilton
Frances is the sole surviving child of Alonzo; Deanie is the daughter of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman

 
 
 
(Center) Norma Cook Stewart is the daughter of Alvin & Frances Loftin Cook
Norma is sitting with her son-in-law, Keith, and her grandchildren
 
 
 
Descendants of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin & Edna Jones

Charlie & Edna Loftin had two children, Paul Roosevelt Loftin and Elsie Louise Loftin Potter.  Louise is Charlie's sole surviving child.  Paul Allen Loftin is the oldest son of Paul Roosevelt Loftin & Mildred Allen

(Left to Right) Paul & Pat Isenhour Loftin, Louise Loftin Potter, Penny, Gary Potter, T.A. Potter

 
 
 
Descendants of Roy Henry Loftin & Sarah Mae Morrow

Roy and Mae had three children: Larry Henry Loftin, Wayne Morrow Loftin & Lillie Yvonne Loftin Bryson

Roy's wife Mae who was always present at the Loftin Family Reunion passed away  on 04 Jul 1912.  She was 102.

Descendants of Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin & Marie Hoke
"Speedo" and Marie had three children: Betty Jo Loftin Abernathy, Peggy Sue Loftin Brotherton and Theodore Davis Loftin

(Left to Right - around the Table)
Carly Brotherton, Peggy Loftin Brotherton, Yvonne Loftin Bryson, Eddie Bryson, Barry Brotherton, Matthew Bortherton and Carla Brotherton
 
 
 
Descendants of Sam William Loftin and Willie Goble Loftin

Sam and Willie had two children: William Ray Loftin and Curtis Dean Loftin
Those in this photo are Curtis' children and grandchildren

(Left to Right) Willie Goble Loftin (Mrs. Sam Loftin), Bradley Dylan Seese, Ali Seese, Beth Loftin Seese, Savanna Seese, Leslie Robinson Loftin, Kayli Loftin, Philip Daniel Loftin, Carolyn Weeks Loftin (Mrs. Curtis Loftin)
 
Leslie, Kayli & Philip Loftin
Kayli was born since the last reunion
 
 
 
Descendants of Arthur Lee Loftin
Arthur Lee Loftin was married twice and had 10 children - all from his marriage to Alice Josephine Gilleland.  Those children were: "Infant Son" Loftin (b. 1907), Lois Virginia Loftin Mundy (b. 1908), Zettie Marie Loftin Robinson (b. 1910), Glenn Lee Loftin (b. 1912), William Ray Loftin (b. 1914), Frances Bernice Loftin Gilmer (b. 1916), Coyte James Loftin (b. 1918), Willard Gilleland Loftin (b. 1919), Foy Max Loftin (b. 1921), and Helen Josephine Loftin White (b. 1926).  There were no children from Lee's marriage to Bertha Kale. 
 
 
Descendants of Marie Loftin Robinson, b. 1910
Descendants of Helen Loftin White, b. 1926


(Circular direction from Left to Right)
Jim & Gail Gilmer Hipkins, Marie Loftin Robinson, Helen Loftin White, Phillis White Mills, Barbara Jean Gilemer, and Barbara Ann Gilmer
 
Barbara Jean Gilmer poses with Marie Loftin Robinson and Helen Loftin White
Marie is 102 and will be 103 in December 2013
Helen is 86 and will be 87 in June
Their sister Lois Loftin Mundy missed the reunion this year 
Lois is 104 and will be 105 in December 2013
 
 
Descendants of William Ray Loftin, b. 1914
Descendants of Nannie Loftin Martin, b. 1895
Descendants of Marie Loftin Robinson, b. 1910


(Left to Right) Pam Loftin Williamson (daughter of William Ray Loftin), Willard White (husband of Helen Loftin White, b. 1926), John Smith (great-grandson of Alonzo Loftin and grandson of Nannie Loftin Martin), Glenn Martin and Dot Robinson Martin (daughter of Marie Loftin Robinson).
 
 
 
Bill Robinson Family - Descendants of Flake & Marie Loftin Robinson
 
 
 
We were pleased and honored to have brothers Bob and Mark Loftin from Georgia to join us for the 2013 Loftin Family Reunion.  It's always a pleasure to meet other Loftin cousins.
 
 
 
 
 
2014
 
 
The 2014 Loftin Family Reunion was held on the 3rd Sunday in May (18 May 2014) at the Catawba Methodist Church Family Life Center, 207 E. Central Ave, Catawba, NC  28609.  There were about 60 in attendance.  Food was good (as always) and "catching up" with Loftin relatives was even better.
 
 

Faye Brotherton Dellinger and her son Josh chat as the family begins to arrive

Photo courtesy of Paul Allen Loftin

 
 
Barry Brotherton, son of Red & Peggy Loftin Brotherton and grandson of Theodore Roosevelt Loftin welcomes the family and recognizes the oldest Loftins in attendance
 
 
 

(Left to Right) Willie Goble Loftin, Frances Loftin Cook, Helen Loftin White

 

Willie, age 88, Frances, age 87, and Helen, age, 87, were the oldest Loftins in attendance

 

Lois Loftin Mundy, age 105, was not able to be at the 2014 reunion -
and neither was her sister Marie Loftin Robinson, age 103.

 
 

Lots of wonderful home-cooked food just waiting to be devoured
as well as some KFC & Food Lion chicken

 
 
 

Four Generations

Helen Josephine Loftin White, Phyllis White Mills, Dalton Leo Dunn and Amber Mills Dunn

 
 
 

Bill & Sylvia Robinson

Bill is the son of Herman Flake Robinson and Zettie Marie Loftin

 
 
 
 

(Top Left) Phyllis White Mills and Barbara Jean Gilmer
(Middle Left to Right) Jim & Gail Hipkins, Larry & Barbara Gilmer,
Dalton Leo Dunn (child), Helen & Willard White

(Bottom Right) Frances Loftin Cook & Norma Cook Stewart

 
 
 

(Top Table) Dot & Glenn Martin, Sylvia & Bill Robinson
(Bottom Table Left to Right) Amber Mills Dunn, Brian Williamson, Pam Loftin Williamson, Annette Howze (Mary Frances' daughter), Mary Frances Robinson Moore, Barbara (Mary Frances' daughter)

 
 
 

(Left to Right) John Smith, Howard Smith, Eddie & Yvonne Loftin Bryson, Wadine Martin Smith

Yvonne is the daughter of Roy Henry Loftin & Sarah Mae Morrow
Wadine is the daughter of Wade & Nannie Loftin Martin
 
 
 

Eddie & Yvonne Loftin Bryson

 
 
 
Peggy Loftin Brotherton and Marcella Lee Wike

Peggy is the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin and Marie Hoke
Marcella is the daughter of Glenn Lee and Sallie Allie Loftin
 
 
 

(Left to Right)  Deanie Herman Hilton, Trina Leatherman, Pam Herman Sigmon (and husband Spencer), Linda Lee Setzer, Charles and Diane Setzer Poovey

Linda Lee Setzer is the daughter of Sadie Elizabeth Loftin Murray Lee

 
 
 

Deanie Herman Hilton and Trina Leatherman

Deanie is the daughter of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman

 
 
 

Pam Herman Sigmon & Spencer Sigmon

Pam is the daughter of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman

 
 
 

Charles & Diane Setzer Poovey

Diane is the daughter of Joyce Murray Setzer
and the granddaughter of Sadie Elizabeth Loftin Murray Lee

 
 
 
 
Norma Cook Stewart (right) with her mother Glennie Frances Loftin Cook

Frances is the daughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 
 

(Left to Right) Norma Cook Stewart, Pat Isenhour Loftin, Curtis Dean Loftin,
Adam Findley and Paul Allen Loftin

Norma is the daughter of Alvin & Frances Loftin Cook
Curtis is the son of Sam & Willie Goble Loftin
Paul is the son of Paul Roosevelt Loftin & Mildred Allen
Adam is the grandson of Paul Allen Loftin

 
 
 

Pat & Paul Allen Loftin with Adam Findley

 

Paul shares genealogy information with his grandson, Adam

Pat Isenhour Loftin and Curtis Loftin are maternal 1st cousins (Their maternal grandfather is Martin Luther Goble)
Paul Allen's father, Paul Roosevelt Loftin, was Curtis' paternal 1st cousin
Paul Allen & Curtis are 1st Cousins Once Removed
(Alonzo Lester Loftin is Curtis' grandfather and Paul Allen's great grandfather)

 

Adam Findley

Adam is the grandson of Paul Allen Loftin - the great grandson of Paul Roosevelt Loftin - the great great grandson of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin and the great great great grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 
 

The Curtis Loftin Family
Curtis & Carolyn Loftin - Philip, Leslie & Kayli Loftin - Brad, Beth, Savanna & Ali Seese
Curtis' mother: Willie Goble Loftin

Photo courtesy of Paul Allen Loftin

 
 

Carolyn Weeks Loftin and Willie Goble Loftin

Carolyn is the wife of Curtis Dean Loftin
Willie is the widow of Sam William Loftin and the mother of Curtis Dean Loftin

 
 
 

Beth, Brad, Savanna & Alexandria Seese

Beth is the daughter of Curtis & Carolyn Loftin
Savanna & Alexandria are the granddaughters of Curtis & Carolyn Loftin

 
 
 

Philip, Leslie and Kayli Loftin with Carolyn Weeks Loftin

Carolyn is the wife of Curtis Loftin
Philip is the son of Curtis & Carolyn Loftin
Kayli is the granddaughter of Curtis & Carolyn Loftin

 
 
 

Philip & Leslie Robinson Loftin  - with Kayli

 
 
 

Philip & Kayli Loftin

 

 

Some "Father - Daughter" Time

 
 
 

Curtis shares his family genealogy scrapbook with Bill & Sylvia Robinson
as well as Barbara (
Mary Frances Robinson Moore's daughter)

Photo courtesy of Paul Allen Loftin
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
The 2015 Loftin Family Reunion was held on Sunday, 17 May 2015 in the Family Life Center of the Catawba Methodist Church in Catawba, NC
 
 

As family members arrive, Peggy Loftin Brotherton chats with Willie Goble Loftin

 

 
 
 

Alan Connor (standing) chats with Willie Goble Loftin and Philip Loftin

Philip Loftin is the son of Curtis Loftin and the grandson of Sam William Loftin & Willie Goble Loftin
Alan Connor is the son of Dewey Connor and the grandson of Thelma Loftin Connor Lanier

 
 

Willie Goble Loftin (age 89) is recognized as being the oldest family member present

Curtis Loftin is the son of Sam William Loftin & Willie Goble Loftin; the grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 

 
Faye Brotherton Dellinger chats with Willie Loftin while Alan Connor and Paul Loftin chat with Louise Loftin Potter, T.A. Potter and Gary Potter
 
 
 

Peggy Loftin Brotherton (seated) with her children Faye Brotherton Dellinger and Barry Brotherton

Peggy Brotherton is the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt Loftin and the granddaughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 

(Left) Carla, Carly & Barry Brotherton, Faye Brotherton,
(Right) April Loftin with her son Jasper and  friend Jeffery
April is Mike Loftin's daughter and granddaughter to Davis Loftin

 

 
 
 

Time to Eat

(Above & Below Left) Savanna Seese, Diane & Charles Poovey, Linda Lee Setzer, Spencer Sigmon, Phyllis White Mills
(Above & Below Right) Amy Massagee, Deanie Hilton, Carly Brotherton, Brad Seese, Philip Loftin, Rozie Stafford
 

 

(Above & Below Left) Linda Setzer, Amy Massagee, Spencer Sigmon, Glenn Martin
(Above & Below Right) Brad Seese, Philip Loftin, Carla Brotherton, April Loftin, Emily Loftin, Roxie Stafford

 

 
 
 

Paul & Pat Isenhour Loftin (Right) with Paul's son, Charles Ray Loftin,
and Charle's family (Left to Right) Roxie Stafford, Kim Loftin & Emily Loftin

Paul Loftin is the son of Paul Roosevelt Loftin, the grandson of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin
and the great grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin
 
 

Roxie Stafford, Kim Loftin, Emily Loftin and Charles Ray Loftin

 

Thanks to Paul Allen Loftin for this photo

 
 

(Left to Right) Carolyn Weeks Loftin, Beth Loftin Seese, Brad Seese, Ali Seese, Savanna Seese,
Kayli Seese, Leslie Robinson Loftin, Philip Loftin and Willie Goble Loftin

 

(Left to Right) Ali, Savanna, Kayli, Leslie & Philip, Willie, Curtis & Carolyn, Beth

 

Thanks to Paul Allen Loftin for this photo

 

Thanks to Paul Allen Loftin for this photo

 

Willie Goble Loftin with her Great Granddaughter Kayli Loftin

 

2-year-old Kayli enjoys her McDonalds Happy Meal

 

  

 
 
 

(Left to Right) Spencer & Pam Herman Sigmon, Amy Massagee and Deanie Herman Hilton,
Diane & Charles Poovey, Linda Lee Setzer

Pam & Deanie are the daughters of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman and the granddaughters of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Linda Lee Setzer is the daughter of Sadie Loftin Lee and the granddaughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Diane Setzer Poovey is the daughter of Joyce Murray Setzer and the granddaughter of Sadie Loftin Lee
Amy Massagee is the daughter of Deanie Herman Hilton

 

Linda Lee chats with Dot Robinson Martin

 
 
 
(Left to Right) Glenn Martin, Wadine Martin Smith, Howard Smith and John Smith
Wadine is the daughter of Nannie Loftin Martin & the granddaughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin
John Smith is the son of Howard & Wadine Martin Smith & the grandson of Nannie Loftin Martin
Glenn is the husband of Dot Robinson Martin - Dot is the daughter of Marie Loftin Robinson
 
 
 
 
(Left to Right) Penny, Gary Potter, T.A. Potter and Lousie Loftin Potter
Louise Loftin Potter is the daughter of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin & the granddaughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin
Gary Potter is the son of T.A. & Louise Loftin Potter and the grandson of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin
 
 
Thanks to Paul Allen Loftin for this photo
 
 
(Left to Right) Amber Mills Dunn holding Dalton Dunn, Willard White,
Phyllis White Mills holding Emma Dunn
Phyllis White Mills is the daughter of Williard & Helen Loftin White and the granddaughter of Arthur Lee Loftin
Amber Mills Dunn is the daughter of Don & Phyllis While Mills
Dalton & Emma Dunn are the children of Amber Mills Dunn
 
Willard White, Barbara Gilmer holding Emma Dunn
 
(Left to Right) Willard White, Barbara Gilmer, Larry & Barbara Gilmer, Dot Robinson Martin, Mary Frances Robinson Moore, Phyllis White Mills holding Emma and Amber Mills Dunn holding Dalton
Willard White is the husband of the late Helen Loftin White
Larry Gilmer is the son of Frances Bernice Loftin Gilmer and the grandson of Arthur Lee Loftin
Dot & Mary Frances are the daughters of Marie Loftin Robinson and the granddaughters of Arthur Lee Loftin
 
 
 
 
 
Alan Connor chats with Peggy Brotherton
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
The 2016 Loftin Family Reunion was held on the 3rd Sunday in May (15 May 2016) at the Catawba Methodist Church Family Life Center, 207 E. Central Ave, Catawba, NC  28609.  There were about 45 in attendance.  Food was good (as always) and "catching up" with Loftin relatives was even better.
 
 

Early arrivals set their covered-dishes on the food table while others chat
(Left) Willie Loftin and Bill Robinson); (Right) Linda Setzer and Diane Poovey

 
 

Announcements and Special Recognitions

 

Loftin Family Reunion President, Barry Brotherton, greets the family and remembers those family members who have died since the last reunion, including: Wayne Martin, Eddie Bryson and Frances Loftin Cook

 
 
 
Willie Goble Loftin, age 90, was recognized as being the oldest in attendance
Willie pictured here with Amy Massagee
 

Time To Eat

 

The Loftins always have been good cooks - both the women and men

 

 
 

Curtis always tries to get photos of all of the families in attendance

 

Descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 

(Left to Right) Barry & Carla Brotherton, Josh Dellinger, Peggy Loftin Brotherton, Matthew Brotherton,
Carly Brotherton, Faye Brotherton

Peggy is the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt Loftin and Marie Hoke Loftin
Barry & Faye are the children of Red & Peggy Loftin Brotherton
Josh Dellinger is the son of Faye Brotherton
Matthew and Carly Brotherton are the children of Barry & Carla Brotherton

 
 

(Left to Right) Lisa Martin Harvey & her two granddaughters, Marcella Lee Wike,
Lacey Anna Wike, Danny Lee Wike, Elaine Lee Martin

Elaine and Marcella are the daughters of Glenn & Allie Loftin Lee
Lisa is Elaine's youngest daughter
Danny is Marcella's son and Lacey is Danny's daughter (Marcella's granddaughter)

 
 

(Left to Right)
Linda Lee Setzer, Deanie Herman Hilton, Darrin Cranfill, Pam Herman Sigmon, Diane & Charles Poovey

Diane Setzer Poovey is the daughter of J.D. & Joyce Murray Setzer & granddaughter of Sadie Loftin Murray Lee
Linda is the daughter of Vernon & Sadie Loftin Murray Lee
Deannie and Pam are the daughters of Ruel & Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman; Darrin is Pam's son

 
 

(Left to Right) Paul & Pat Loftin with Gerald Loftin

Paul & Gerald Loftin are the sons of Paul Roosevelt Loftin and grandsons of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin (b. 1905)
Paul's wife, Pat Isenhour Loftin, is the daughter of Fred & Lib Goble Loftin and granddaughter of Martin Luther Goble

 
 

Curtis Loftin chats with his mother, children and grandchildren before the meal

 

 
 

(Left to Right) Savanna Seese with boyfriend, Wesley. Alexandria Seese, Brad & Beth Loftin Seese

Beth is the daughter of Curtis & Carolyn Weeks Loftin and granddaughter of Sam & Willie Goble Loftin
Savanna and Alexandria are the daughters of Brad & Beth Loftin Seese
Savanna & Alexandria are the great great granddaughters of Alonzo & Ida Setzer Loftin

 
 

(Left to Right) Willie Goble Loftin, Leslie Robinson Loftin & Philip Loftin, Carolyn Loftin

Willie is the wife of the late Sam WIlliam Loftin
Carolyn is the wife of Curtis Loftin
Philip is the son of Curtis & Carolyn Weeks Loftin; Leslie is Philip's wife

 
 

Kayli Loftin eats her lunch and shows off her fingernales

Kayli is the daughter of Philip & Leslie Robinson Loftin; granddaughter of Curtis & Carolyn Weeks Loftin;
great grandaughter of Sam & Willie Goble Loftin; great great granddaughter of Alonzo & Ida Setzer Loftin

Curtis is the son of Sam & Willie Goble Loftin

 

Descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin & Arthur Lee Loftin

 

(Left to Right) Jim Hipkins, Wadine Martin Smith & Howard Smith, John Simith, Larry Gilbmer, Gail Hipkins

Wadine is the daughter of Wade and Nannie Loftin Martin; Howard Smith is her husband
John Smith is the son of Howard & Wadine Smith
Wadine is the granddaughter of Alonzo & Cornelia Lowrance Loftin
Jim Hipkins is the husband of Gail Gilmer Hipkins; Larry Gilmer is her brother
Gail and Larry are the children of Raymond Eugene Gilmer and Frances Bernice Loftin Gilmer
Gail & Larry are the grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin & Josephine Gilleland Loftin

 
 

(Left to Right) Unknown Lady, Dot Robinson Martin & Glenn Martin, Willard Gilmer, Bill & Sylvia Robinson,
Mary Frances Robinson Moore

Dot, Mary Frances and Bill are siblings - and the children of Flake & Marie Loftin Robinson
They are the grandchildren of Arthur Lee Loftin & Josephine Gilleland Loftin

 

Learning About Our Ancestors

 

John Smith was invited to share about the earliest Loftins in the US
John Loftin, Cornelius Loftin, Cornelius Loftin and Leonard Loftin/Laughtin

 
 

Additional Photos

 

Amy, Savanna & Wesley go back for seconds

 
 
 

Willard White, husband of the late Helen Loftin White, brought a scrapbook that she had created
70 years ago, during World War 2, with clippings of her siblings and other Catawba County people
Many of the clippings were war related but there were also engagement and marriage announcements

 

Page on right side shows clippings for Ray and Foy Loftin

 
 
 

Peggy Loftin Brotherton and Willie Goble Loftin

 

 
 
 
 

PHOTO CREDITS: Paul Loftin and Curtis Loftin

 
 
 
 
2017
 
 
The 2017 Loftin Family Reunion is scheduled for the third Sunday in May. Make plans now to come out and join us.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Check out the

Loftin Family Cookbook

As a child, my family's menu consisted of two options: (1) Take it, or (2) Leave it.

 
 
 

The Reunion is scheduled for the third Sunday in May of each year.  For additional information, contact Peggy Brotherton (828) 241-2555 or Barry Brotherton (828) 308-8153.

 
 
 
 

SOURCES

 
 
 
Thanks to the following for sharing their photos from the Loftin Reunion:

Paul Allen Loftin, Phyllis White Mills, Philip Loftin, Beth Loftin, Curtis Loftin

 
 
 
 
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                         
If you have photos or additional information about the Loftin family, please contact me.

A special thanks to Frances Loftin Cook and John Smith for photos from various Loftin "get-togethers".