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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
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 December

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks  (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Weeks, Eason, Griswold, Hocutt, Liles, Dodd, Harrell, King, Cobb, Cogdell, Avera)
 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

2012 November

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1.  Scott Miller contacted me via email and shared a photo of Joesphus "Seph" Ward Beecher Miller and Mary Matilda Fink Miller.  The photo was added to Mary Matilda Fink's page.  You can contact Scott at Scott Miller gto1@mindspring.com .
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks  (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Weeks, Eason, Griswold, Hocutt, Liles, Dodd, Harrell, King, Cobb, Cogdell, Avera)
 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

2012 October

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. Francis Bernice Loftin Gilmer, 95, of Newton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Born Oct. 21, 1916, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Lee Loftin and Josephine Gilleland Loftin. Mrs. Gilmer was a member of North Newton Baptist Church, where she was a member of the prayer circle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Gilmer; step-mother, Bertha Kale Loftin; brothers, Glen Loftin, Ray Loftin, Foy Loftin, Willard Loftin, and Coyte Loftin; and one step-sister, Wilma Moss; and one grandchild. Survivors include her sons, Larry E. Gilmer and wife, Barbara Ann, of Maiden and Rodney M. Gilmer and wife, Pat, of Mt. Morris, Michigan; daughter, Gail Hipkins and husband, Jim, of Asheville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jean Dingman Gilmer, of Taylorsville; sisters, Lois Mundy, of Catawba, Marie Robinson, of Newton, and Helen White, of Statesville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover. The Rev. Lloyd King will officiate and burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Drum Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or Salvation Army, P.O. Box 67, Hickory, NC 28603. The Gilmer family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
 

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

 
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
1.  Fred Franklin Isenhour, age 84, of Newton, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, around 3:00 pm, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, (Catawba County) NC.  Born 05 May 1928, Fred was the son of the late George Washington & Alice Mae Travis Isenhour.  In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his first wife, Fannie Elizabeth "Lib" Goble Isenhour,  a daughter, Gladys Marie Isenhour Titrud, 5 sisters, 3 brothers and 5 half-brothers.  He is survived by his 2nd wife of 13 years, Hilda Houston Travis Isenhour, and three daughters, Brenda Schronce and her husband Cecil, Patricia "Pat" Loftin and her husband Paul, both of Claremont, and Teresa Dobritz and her husband Tim of Catawba; granddaughter Anna Sain of the home, 6 other grandshildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 sisters (Elsie Ward & Gorgia Teague both of Maiden and Rosie Huffman of Catawba); stepson Jimmy L. Travis of Taylorsville.
 
The family will receivef friends Monday, 22 Oct 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton.  The funeral service was held on Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012, at 3:00 p.m., at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church in Catawba, NC, with Dr. Ed Yount, Rev. Travis Triplett and Rev. Paul Schronce officiating.  Serving as pallbearers: Logan & Joseph Bost, Justin & Jacob Schronce, Paul Loftin and Christopher Talbert.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
 

   

 
2. Roy Lee Goble, age 68, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Catawba Regional Hospice.  Born 08 Dec 1943 In Catawba County, he was the son of the late  James Henry "Legs" Goble and Nina Msr Eades Goble. Roy was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Claremont.  He enjoyed playing baseball, carp fishing, watching football and loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He was a previous employee of Carolina Mills.
 
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Jennie Cook Goble of the home; daughters Stephanie Cook Pollock and husband Jimmy of Lincolonton and Rachel Pearl Goble of the home; five brothers Carl "Bud" Goble,k Bobby Goble, Dale Goble, Jerry Goble and Mike Goble; six sisters Janice "Sis" Flynn, Shelby Mathis, Gail Travis, Linda Hahn, Debbie Ferguson and Teresa Bowers; grandchildren Emily Marie and Jacob Van Pollock; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
 
The family will receive friends from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Drum Funeral Home.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Drum Funeral Home.  Rev. Marsha Joyner and Rev. Jesse D. Hamlett will officiate and burial will follow at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Roy Lee "Brother" Goble

 

"Legs" & Nina Goble with the children

 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1.  I received a nice email from Bill McKinnell who shared information with me concerning our Fink Family Descendancy, including the names, spouses, birth and death dates of the children of Susanah "Susan" Fink and Lee Benfield.  Thanks Bill.  You can contact Bill at mckinnell3@gmail.com .
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks  (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Weeks, Eason, Griswold, Hocutt, Liles, Dodd, Harrell, King, Cobb, Cogdell, Avera)
 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

2012 September

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. Congratulations to Philip & Leslie Loftin on the birth of their first child, a daughter, named Kayli Elise.  Philip is the son of Curtis Loftin & Carolyn Weeks Loftin - Leslie is the daughter of Mike Robinson & Myra Caldwell Robinson.   ... and YES - she will have her own page on the Family Genealogy Website (soon).
 

 
2.  Lots of new photos and videos of Kayli throughout the month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks  (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Weeks, Eason, Griswold, Hocutt, Liles, Dodd, Harrell, King, Cobb, Cogdell, Avera)
 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

2012 August

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. The Balls Creek Campground celebrated its 159th Anniversary this year with campmeeting dates from 12 Aug 21012 to 26 Aug 2012 and to honor that anniversary a page was created on the Family Genealogy Website.  Simply click the following link - Balls Creek Campground - to see photos and learn more about the Loftin Family's connecting to campmeeting.

 

 

Curtis visits with T.A. & Louise Loftin Potter (daughter of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin)
while Carolyn snaps a photo - Also in the photo, Ronnie Edmondson

 

Carolyn & Curtis visit with Aunt Frances Loftin Cook (daughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin)

 
2.  Four sons of Stokes Mills Loftin have been added to the World War II page - including Wade Foy Loftin, Floyd Stokes Loftin, Clifford Edwin Loftin and Walter Charles Loftin.
 
3.  Hazel Kirksey Sherrill, 81, of Sherrills Ford, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Lincoln Nursing Home. Born April 30, 1931, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Victor Kirksey and Viola Holt Kirksey. She was a member of Mathis Chapel Baptist Church in Catawba and was a seamstress in the textile industry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Kirksey. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Samuel Clifford Sherrill; daughters, Brenda Wise and husband, Bobby, of Vale, and Donna Thompson and husband, Larry, of Conover; son, Samuel Sherrill and wife, Elizabeth, of Sherrills Ford; grandchildren, Brandi Houston and husband, Jeremy, Jason Sherrill and wife, Tokimi, Samantha Keller and husband, Matt, Heather Thompson, and Christy Sharpe and husband, David; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Grace Taylor and husband, Bobby, of Catawba.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church today (Thursday, Aug. 30) at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Travis Triplett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends prior to the service Thursday, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., at the church.
 
Hazel's husband, Clifford, is an uncle to Pam Herman Sigmon's husband, Spencer.  Pam is the daughter of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman (and granddaughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin).
 
We also connect to the Sherrill family when James Loftin married Susannah Sherrill, the granddaughter of Adam "The Pioneer" Sherrill (b. 1697).
 
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks  (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Weeks, Eason, Griswold, Hocutt, Liles, Dodd, Harrell, King, Cobb, Cogdell, Avera)
 
1.  Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

2012 July

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. Mae Morrow Loftin (the  (the widow of Roy Henry Loftin) passed away on Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012 in Gaston County, NC.   Mae celebrated her 102nd birthday on March 14th of this year.  She is survived by her three children: Larry Loftin, Wayne Loftin and Yvonne Loftin Bryson.  The funeral will be at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 607 Bethlehem Rd., Statesville, NC, on Monday, July 9, 2012, with Receiving from 2:00 - 3:00 and the Funeral at 3:00 PM.

Mae (Center, Dressed in Pink) with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in 2007

New photos of Mae with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren have been added to Roy Henry Loftin's page - thanks to their daughter Yvonne Loftin Bryson.  Thanks Yvonne.

 

2. In honor of the 4th of July, a new page has been added for family members who served in the Revolutionary War for American Independence (19 Apr 1775 - 03 Sep 1783).  Family members that I've discovered thus far who served were: Thomas Beatty (b. 1731),  Francis Marion McCorkle (b. 1742), William Sherrill (b. 1723), Frederick Wilhelm Aderhold (b. 1748) and Daniel David Fink (b. 1756).
 
3. Information about Garvin Loftin Drum (son of John Wesley Drum and Frances Iven Loftin) has been added to the World War II page.
 
4.  An update has been added to the Genealogy Humor page.
 
5.  James "Jim" Clavin Peeler (Husband of Celia Jo Connor and Son-in-Law of Thelma Loftin Connor Lanier) served in the U.S. Army for 25 years - from World War II and the Korean War to Vietnam.  Information about Jim has been added to all three pages.  His son Jerry Peeler served almost 34 years in the U.S. Army Reserves in a Unit of Drill Sergeants.  Jerry's information has been added to the War on Terror page.  More photos coming soon.  Thanks Jerry and Larry for the information and photos.
 
6.  A few new photos have been added to the William Ray Loftin (1943 - 2005) webpage.
 
7. New photos have been added to the Verdie Lee Loftin Boggs page - thanks to Yvonne Loftin Bryson.
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
1. Coming Soon
 
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
1. Coming Soon
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1.  Information about Pinkney C. Johnson (Grandfather of Beulah Vernesta "Nessie" Johnson Goble) has been added to the Civil War page.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks  (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Weeks, Eason, Griswold, Hocutt, Liles, Dodd, Harrell, King, Cobb, Cogdell, Avera)
 
1.  Carolyn and I visited with her brother Sid Weeks near Raleigh, NC (as well his children, Dana, Daniel & Gina), during June and brought home lots of new photos and information to add to the pages we're creating for her branches of the family.  New photos have been added to the following page: Rebecca Hocutt, William O. Griswold (b. 1851), Ida Griswold (b. 1891), Viola Eason (b. 1917), John Bryant Eason (b. 1883).  New pages were created for Oscar Griswold,(b. 1885),  Carl Albert Griswold (b. 1908),  Ethel Griswold (b. 1905), Mattie Mae Griswold (1899), James Carolyn Eason (b. 1928), John Bryant Eason Jr. (b. 1921), William Welton Eason Sr. (b. 1913), Naomi Eason (b. 1915) and Effie Eason (b. 1911).  Thanks Sid for your willingness to share photos and information from your mother's collection.
 
2.  Military photos and information has been added to the World War II page for John Bryant Eason Jr. (b. 1921) and Martin Luther Weeks (b. 1919); and to the Korean War page for James Carolyn Eason (b. 1928).  Thanks to Sid Weeks for the photos.
 
3.  New photos have been added to the Albert Sidney Weeks (b. 1905) page.
 
4. I recently discovered a photo of John Wesley Eason (b. 1847) that I don't remember seeing before - in my own photo album.  It was actually a photo of Viola Eason Weeks (b. 1917) holding a photo of John Wesley, but the quality was good enough to add it to the John Wesley Eason page.  Enjoy!
 
5.  I've started adding additional pages for members of the Weeks Family.  I already have Albert Sidney Weeks (b. 1905), James Henry Weeks (b. 1850), James Kenion Weeks (b. 1811) and Arthur Weeks (b. 1780).  I've added new pages for the Weeks Family Descendancy, Cleaford Earl Weeks (b. 1924), James Henry Weeks Jr. (b. 1909), Arthur James Weeks (b. 1899), Melvin Wade Weeks (b. 1910), Nola Brown Week (b. 1903), Thelma Louise Weeks (b. 1915), Robert B. Weeks (b. 1922), and Martin Luther Weeks (b. 1919).
 
6.  If you're new to the website and interested in checking out all of the Weeks, Eason, Griswold, Hocutt, Liles, Dodd, Harrell, King, Cobb, Cogdell and Avera pages, be sure to check out the Where to Find 'Em Page just for these branches of the family.
 
7.  Descendancy pages have been added for the Weeks Family, the Eason Family, the Dodd Family, the Griswold Family, the Hocutt Family, the Liles Family, and the Harrell Family.  These will be updated as additional information becomes available.
 
8.  Family Trees have been updated for the Eason, Griswold, Harrell, Hocutt, Liles, Dodd, King, Cobb, Cogdell and Avera Families.  Go to the Where to Find 'Em Page and look for "Tree".
 
9.  Additional photos of Henderson Hocutt's children have been added to the bottom of his web page.  A new web page has been created for William Brown Hocutt (b. 1775)
 
 
 

2012 June

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. The Family Genealogy Website has a great Civil War page, but that's not the only war that we've had family members to fight and die in.  I'm in the process of working on several new pages to honor those in our families who have served in various branches of the military (not necessarily in war time).  I'm well on the way to having the core pages for World War I and World War II completed - but I need your help to identify family members who were in the military.  If you have family members who served in the military - or if you know of family members who served in the military - let me know.  Email me using the email address at the bottom of this page or call me at 828-241-2233.  As always, thanks for your continued help in making the website better and better.
 

The World War I page includes information about Thomas Robinson Wilson (husband of Cordie Bland Loftin Wilson and son-in-law of William Alexander Loftin), Reid Davis Cranford and Spencer Rouse Cranford (nephews of Laura Rossie Cranford Loftin, wife of William Alexander Loftin).

The World War II page includes information about Coyte James Loftin, William Ray Loftin & Foy Max Loftin (sons of Arthur Lee Loftin), Paul Roosevelt Loftin (son of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin and grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin), Larry Henry Loftin (son of Roy Henry Loftin and grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin), and Ruel Franklin Herman (husband of Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman and son-in-law of Alonzo Lester Loftin).

 
2.  I've started working on pages for the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the War on Terror.  These pages also need the names, photos, and military information of family members who have served in these wars.  Please call or email me.
 
The Korean War page includes information about Larry Henry Loftin and Wayne Morrow Loftin (sons of Roy Henry Loftin and grandsons of Alonzo Lester Loftin)
 
3.  The town of Catawba (in Catawba County, NC) installed a new historical sign on Main Street in 2012.  The sign recalls how the town was originally named "Catawba Station" and grew up around the Western North Carolina Railroad that ran through the town.

You might be interested in checking out these pages:
Catawba Station, NC (Established 1872)
Catawba Middle School (1976 - 1999)
Catawba High School
Claremont, NC (Established 1892)

 
4.  James Loftin (son of Coyte James Loftin & Kathleen Naomi Morrow) shared Coyte & Kathleen's lineage and the information has been added to the Loftin Descendancy page.  James also shared WWII military photos with me of his dad, Coyte, as well as Coyte's brother, Foy Max Loftin.  The photos were added to the WWII page as well as Coyte and Foy's individual pages. James also shared an obituary for Foy's death.  Thanks to James - as well as his sister Judy - for their help with adding more photos and information to these various pages.
 
5.  Pam Loftin Williamson (daughter of William Ray Loftin & Martha Goldann Null) also had some great things to share this month.  She had photos of her dad (Ray) as well as his brother Coyte in their WWII military uniforms.  Pam also shared a military newsletter from her dad's WWII division that told a wonderful story of how Ray was responsible for capturing 79 Germans during WWII.  The information has been added to Ray and Coyte's individual pages as well as the WWII page.  Thanks so much Pam.
 
6.  I came across another photo of my wife's (Carolyn Janet Weeks Loftin's) mother (Viola Eason Weeks) with her sister Naomi Eason and Aunt Mae Griswold.  The photo has been added to Viola's page.
 
7.  Faye Huffman Huffman (Mrs. James "Jimmy" Henry Huffman) and Barbara Turbyfill Huffman (Mrs. Hal Davis Huffan) - both daughter-in-laws of the late John Henry Huffman and Callie Elma Loftin - shared their military photos of Jimmy and Hal.  The photo has been added to both Elma and Thelma's pages.  The military photos of Jimmy and Hal have been added to the Korean War page.

Barbara also came across this great photo of Callie Elma Loftin and her twin sister Willie Thelma Loftin when they were girls.  Twenty new photos have been added to Elma's page.
 

Callie Elma Loftin and her twin sister Willie Thelma Loftin

 
8.  Patricia Diane Setzer Poovey and her sister Lynn Paulette Setzer Burns (daughters of the late J.D. Setzer and Joyce Elizabeth Murray - and granddaughters of Sadie Elizabeth Loftin) shared military information and photos of their husbands Charles Ray Poovey Sr. and Larry Burns who served in the Vietnam War.  Thanks Diane and Paulette.
 
9.  I've talked with Eddie Murray (grandson of Sadie Elizabeth Loftin Murray Lee).  Eddie shared information on his father (Billy Keith Murray) which has been added to the Korean War page.  Thanks Eddie.
 
10. Ann Gray Wilson (granddaughter of Cordie Bland Loftin Wilson) shared information about her dad, Jack Thomas Wilson.  This has been added to the World War II page.  Diane Wilson Elliott (granddaughter of Cordie Bland Loftin Wilson) shared information about her dad, Kenneth Gray Wilson.  This has been added to the Korean War page.  Thanks Ann Gray and Diane.
 
11. Renee Loftin Clemmer shared information on her dad (Ben Taylor Loftin Sr.) and two uncles (Fred Murchison Loftin and Yates Thurston Loftin).  This has been added to the World War II page.  Thanks Renee.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
1. The Family Genealogy Website has a great Civil War page, but that's not the only war that we've had family members to fight and die in.  I'm in the process of working on several new pages to honor those in our families who have served in various branches of the military (not necessarily in war time).  I'm well on the way to having the core pages for World War I and World War II completed - but I need your help to identify family members who were in the military.  If you have family members who served in the military - or if you know of family members who served in the military - let me know.  Email me using the email address at the bottom of this page or call me at 828-241-2233.  As always, thanks for your continued help in making the website better and better.
 
The World War II page includes information about Floyd Eugene Sigmon (son of Harry A. Sigmon & Bessie Jane Setzer and grandson of George Pinkney Setzer and Callie McGee; Floyd was the 1st Cousin-Once-Removed of Ida Lillian Setzer Loftin).

 

2.  I've started working on pages for the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the War on Terror.  These pages also need the names, photos, and military information of family members who have served in these wars.  Please call or email me.
 
3.  Patricia Diane Setzer Poovey and her sister Lynn Paulette Setzer Burns (daughters of the late J.D. Setzer and Joyce Elizabeth Murray - and granddaughters of Sadie Elizabeth Loftin) shared military information and photos of their husbands Charles Ray Poovey Sr. and Larry Burns who served in the Vietnam War.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
1. The Family Genealogy Website has a great Civil War page, but that's not the only war that we've had family members to fight and die in.  I'm in the process of working on several new pages to honor those in our families who have served in various branches of the military (not necessarily in war time).  I'm well on the way to having the core pages for World War I and World War II completed - but I need your help to identify family members who were in the military.  If you have family members who served in the military - or if you know of family members who served in the military - let me know.  Email me using the email address at the bottom of this page or call me at 828-241-2233.  As always, thanks for your continued help in making the website better and better.
 
The World War II page includes information about Floyd Eugene Sigmon (husband of Mary Helen Goble Sigmon) and Harlee Goble (son of Martin Luther Goble and Beulah Vernesta Johnson).

 

2.  I've started working on pages for the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the War on Terror.  These pages also need the names, photos, and military information of family members who have served in these wars.  Please call or email me.
 
3. The Vietnam War page includes information about Raymond Boyd Goble (son of Harlee Goble and grandson of Martin Luther Goble and Beulah Vernesta Johnson).
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
I seldom have much to add to this particular branch of the family - it's my mother's mother's side of the family - my grandmother, Beulah Vernesta Johnson.  This month, however, I've good news to report - I've been contacted by Kady Gantt who's husband's grandmother was a daughter of Beulah Vernesta Johnson's brother, (John) Henry Pinkney Johnson (b. 1889).  I've added the names of his children and some additional information to his page - including a photo of his grave marker.  I'm hoping to have more to report in the future.
 
1. The Family Genealogy Website has a great Civil War page, but that's not the only war that we've had family members to fight and die in.  I'm in the process of working on several new pages to honor those in our families who have served in various branches of the military (not necessarily in war time).  I'm well on the way to having the core pages for World War I and World War II completed - but I need your help to identify family members who were in the military.  If you have family members who served in the military - or if you know of family members who served in the military - let me know.  Email me using the email address at the bottom of this page or call me at 828-241-2233.  As always, thanks for your continued help in making the website better and better.
 
The World War II page includes information about Floyd Eugene Sigmon (husband of Mary Helen Goble Sigmon; son-in-law of Martin Luther Goble and Beulah Vernesta Johnson) and Harlee Goble (son of Martin Luther Goble and Beulah Vernesta Johnson).
 
2.  I've started working on pages for the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the War on Terror.  These pages also need the names, photos, and military information of family members who have served in these wars.  Please call or email me.
 
The Vietnam War page includes information about Raymond Boyd Goble (son of Harlee Goble and grandson of Martin Luther Goble and Beulah Vernesta Johnson).
 
 
 

2012 May

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. The annual Loftin Family Reunion was held on Sunday, May 20th, 2012, 1:00 pm, in the Family Life Center at the Catawba United Methodist Church, 207 East Central Avenue, Catawba, NC.  The reunion honors the descendants of William Alexander Loftin and Laura Rossie Cranford.  We were pleased to have descendants from three of Alec and Laura's children this year:  Alonzo Lester Loftin, Zettie Wilson Loftin Beatty and Arthur Lee Loftin.  Photos have been added to the Loftin Family Reunion page.
 

Curtis Loftin with his mother (Willie Goble Loftin, age 86) & aunt (Frances Loftin Cook, age 85)
at the Loftin Family Reunion - 20 May 2012

 
2. Heather Loftin from Oregon contacted me with information on Marcus T. C. Loftin and his Descendancy.  The information has been added to the Loftin Descendancy page.
 
3. Joyce Murray Setzer (daughter of Paul Abraham Murray and Sadie Elizabeth Loftin) is living at Abernathy Laurels as of 21 Dec 2011.  I know Joyce would appreciate hearing from you.  She has a phone in her room and you can contact her by calling (828) 465-8540.

(Left to Right) Ida Setzer Loftin, Sadie Loftin Murray Lee, Joyce Murray Setzer holding Diane

 
4. Thanks to Diane Setzer Poovey for providing the lineage from Sadie Loftin Murray Lee.  This was added to the Loftin Descendancy and also to the bottom of Sadie's page.
 
5. 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!  
 

Liam & Wade Poovey

 
6. If you have photos or information on the Loftins, please contact me.  I'd love to post what you're able to share.
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
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!  
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 

2012 April

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
Nothing new this month.
 
April has been a busy month for me with numerous church activities - including hosting a Passover Seder with our Jewish-Roots of Christianity group - as well as an annual Evening Honoring Israel.  Click on the links to see the photos, etc.
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
Nothing new this month.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
Nothing new this month.
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
Nothing new this month.
 
 

2012 March

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. Thanks to Yvonne Loftin Bryson for sharing a photo of Mae Morrow Loftin - who celebrated her 102nd birthday on 14 Mar 1912.  Mae is the widow of Roy Henry Loftin.  You can see photos of May & Roy, as well as their children and grandchildren on Roy's webpage.
 
2. William "Bill" S. Ellers Jr., son of William S. Ellers Sr. and Floye Hovis Loftin, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012, the result of a stroke.  Bill was 87 years old.  He is survived by his wife, Beuna Vida Vaught Ellers.  Bill and Beuna had one daughter, Linda, who had cerebral palsy and was wheelchair-bound most of her life.  William Sr. and Floye raised Bill Jr. in Harve De Grace, MD, just north of Baltimore, MD.  Graveside services were held in Harford Memorial Gardens, 333 South Parke Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001, on Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012, at 2:30 PM.  According to an email exchange with Chevy Straley, "Bill, Sr., changed their last name by adding a "s" to the end to spell "Ellers" instead of "Eller".  William "Bill" S. Ellers, Jr.,was a grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin and Cornelia Estelle Lowrance.  Our condolences go out to Bill's widow, Beuna.
 
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
The descendants of Patrick Sylvanus Setzer and Margaret Witherspoon gathered together on Saturday, March 24, 2012, 12:30 pm, at East Maiden Baptist Church for the 4th annual Setzer Family Reunion.  I didn't take but a few photos, but those are available on the Setzer Family Reunion page.  I hope you'll plan to attend next year (March 2013).
 

The ladies get the food set up for the meal at the Setzer Family Reunion

(Ladies Left to Right)
Alice Ray Potter, Elaine Simmons, Margaret Garrison, Beckie Huffman & Sandra Smith

 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 

2012 February

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
1. I recently realized that I had not added the footstone for Sadie Elizabeth Loftin Murray Lee to her webpage, so I took a short road-trip to Pisgah Methodist Church and snapped the photo.  I also realized that I had a "5 Generation" newspaper article honoring Sadie's 90th birthday that I had never added to her page.  I added a 1930 Census showing information about Sadie's second husband, Vernon.  Check out Sadie's page to see these and other updates. [Sadie was the daughter of Alonzo Lester Loftin and Ida Lillian Setzer - and the granddaughter of William Alexander Loftin & Laura Rossie Cranford and Patrick Sylvanus Setzer & Margaret Ann Elizabeth Witherspoon]
 

 
2. I've gone through all the Family Trees and checked the links to be sure they're correct.  Check out the Loftin Family Tree.
 
3. I created a "reverse" family tree showing Curtis and Carolyn's Children and Grandchildren
 
4. One of my personal goals for 2012 is to work on my wife's (Carolyn Janet Weeks Loftin) family genealogy.  Carolyn was born and raised in Raleigh, NC, and the four main branches of her family tree are Weeks, Eason, Griswold and Harrell.  The pages that I have completes thus far are for the following individuals: Albert Sidney Weeks (1905 - 1960), James Henry Weeks (1850 - 1926), James Kenion Weeks (1811 - 1893), Arthur Weeks (1780 - 1850), Julian Weakes (17?? - ????), Viola Eason (1917 - 1999), John Bryant Eason (1888 - 1946), John Wesley Eason (1847 - 1897), Avera Eason (1805 - 1870), Elisha Eason (1780 - 18??), Ida Griswold (1892 - 1972), William O. Griswold (1851 - 1910), Mattie Byrn Harrell Weeks (1880 - 1924), Furnifold Fernie Harrell (1826 - 1898), Ezekiel Perry Harrell (1800 - 18??), William Rufus King (1812 - 1880), Rebecca "Becca" Hocutt (1867 - 1952), Henderson Hocutt (1821 - 1880), Dempsey Dodd (1765 - 1851), William Dodd (1738 - 1813), Dr. Henry Gaston Dodd (1837 - 1892), David Dodd (1690 - 1746), Sileth A. "Gillie" Dodd (1835 - 1885) and Theophilus Dodd  (1806 - 1877).  I also worked on several family trees, including: The Weeks Family Tree, The Eason Family Tree, The Hocutt Family Tree.
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
I've gone through all the Family Trees and checked the links to be sure they're correct.  Check out the Setzer Family Tree.
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
I've gone through all the Family Trees and checked the links to be sure they're correct.  Check out the Goble Family Tree.
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
I've gone through all the Family Trees and checked the links to be sure they're correct.  Check out the Johnston Family Tree.
 
 

2012 January

 
There are 45 unique Family Surnames currently associated with this website and over 500 pages.   
 

FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)

 
Nothing new this month.
 
 

FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin,
Witherspoon)

 
Nothing new this month.
 
 

FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)

 
Nothing new this month.
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. The Fink Family Descendancy was updated thanks to some help by Linda Seamon Dymon.
 
2. Headstones for Arthur Burns Fink and Arthur Burns Fink, Jr., were added to the Arthur Burns Fink page.  Thanks to Linda Dymon for sharing the photos with me.
 
3. Additional census, photos and information were added to the Mary Matilda Fink (Mrs. Josephus Miller) page.
 
 
 
 

If you have additional photos of the family that you'd think others
would enjoy seeing on the website, let me know.

 
 
 
 
                             

A special thanks to those who continue to provide photos and information.

 
                             
                             

Additional photos or information, contact Curtis D. Loftin.