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LOFTIN:
 Beatty
 Corzine
 Cranford
 Fisher
 Givens
 Harwell
 Kaiser
 Lanier
 Lomax
 McCorkle
 Rudisill
 Sherrill
 Upright
 Washington
 Work


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Aderholdt
Barringer
Bovey
Bushart
Deal
Heavner
Herman
Ikert
Miller
Motz
Rankin
Witherspoon

GOBLE:
Babst/Bobst
Douglas
Faber
Fink
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

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

 

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Recent Genealogy News

 
 

 
For some of you, this might be your first time to visit our family genealogy website. For other, you may have been here many times before. Regardless, since this website has over 700 pages, and about 50 different family name, I'd like to make a few recommendations for pages you might find interesting. Enjoy. Also, I continue try to keep the family apprised of deaths in the family, therefore I always welcome your emails or phone calls informing me when there has been a death in the family.
 
 
Webpages You Might Find Interesting
 
Name   Name   Name   Name   Name
Catawba Station   DNA Testing 2007   Find-A-Grave   Locations: Setzer   Slavery
Civil War   DNA Testing 2016   Hamilton Letters   Murder, Mayhem & Mystery   Stories of Faith
Claremont, NC   Family Cookbook   Interesting Stories   Royal Lineage   WWI
Dodd, Ambassador William   Family Letters: Willie G. Loftin   Locations: Loftin   Scrapbook 1940s   WWII
 
 
 
 
 

2018 May

 
 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. I continue to work with the photos and information I received  from Wayne Curtis Watts about the Beatty Family. I continue to work on the page  for Gilbert Manson Beatty (b. 09 Sep 1828), the son of Charles Manson Beatty (b. 08 Aug 1795) and Judith Sherrill (b. 12 Oct 1801). I've added a photo of Gilbert's 8 children who were all born between 1858 and 1876 - BUT I don't know who is who. If you can help, I'd be grateful. There are also photos of Gilbert's daughter, Mary Pruitt Beatty Cornelius, and her family. If you can help identify the children, once again I'd be grateful.
 
2. I received a nice email from Pat Cranford Murray sharing her lineage from Wilson Hessburg Cranford, Sr., b. 1890 - a grandson of Manley Wilson Cranford Sr. and Mary Martha Lomax. Her lineage has been added to the Cranford Descendancy Page. You can contact Pat at pat06111@gmail.com .

(Left) William Hessburg Cranford, Jr & Florence McGlinchey Cranford; (Right) Wilson "Bill" Hessburg Cranford III

  

 
3. I've completed adding photos to the following pages for my granddaughters: Savanna Seese 2017, Alexandria Seese 2017 and Kayli Loftin 2017. I continue to work on Savanna Seese 2018 and Alexandria Seese 2018. Savanna graduated from both Challenger Early College High School and Catawba Valley Community College in May 2018. I'm also working on the Kaylis Loftin 2018 page.
 
4. This was my first Mother's Day without Mama (Willie Aleen Goble Loftin). I took flowers to the gravesite. Red roses and Baby's Breath were her favorites. "I miss you, Mama".

 

 

 
5. I've updated the Curtis Loftin 3 page with new photos of myself with Carolyn, the kids and the grandkids from 2012 to 2017 - including the last group photos we had with Mom in 2015 and 2016.

2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 (Curtis, Carolyn & Willie) - 2016 (The Family at Thanksgiving with Willie)

       

 

 

 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)
 
1. This was my first Mother's Day without Mama (Willie Aleen Goble Loftin). I took flowers to the gravesite. Red roses and Baby's Breath were her favorites.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
DNA & MISCELLANEOUS
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Weeks (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Avera, Cobb, Cogdell, Dodd, Eason, Griswold, Harrell, Hocutt, King, Liles, Weeks)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Seese (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Denniston, Earnshaw, Gardner, Hameister, Hart, Seese)
 
1. I've completed adding photos to the following pages for my granddaughters: Savanna Seese 2017 and Alexandria Seese 2017 (daughters of Bradley Seese and Elizabeth "Beth" Loftin Seese). I continue to work on Savanna Seese 2018 and Alexandria Seese 2018. Savanna graduated from both Challenger Early College High School and Catawba Valley Community College in May 2018.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Robinson (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Caldwell, Robinson)
 
1. I've completed adding photos to the pages for my granddaughter: Kayli Loftin 2017 (daughter of Philip Loftin and Leslie Robinson Loftin). I'm also working on the Kaylis Loftin 2018 page.
 
 
 
 
 
 

2018 April

 
 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. I got a phone call from Wayne Curtis Watts who lives is Florida. One of Wayne's family branches it the Beatty family. Wayne comes up for the Beatty reunion which is held every year in the Sherrills Ford area. He shared descendancy information with me as well as some photos. I've added the descendancy information to the Beatty Descendancy Page. I'll add the photos as time allows. You can contact Wayne at wwatts4@cfl.rr.com . Thanks Wayne.
 
2. As a result of the phone call and information about the Beatty Family that Wayne Curtis Watts shared with me, I've been working exclusively for the past few week on the Beatty Family - including adding members from the Beatty descendancy to the various military pages. One such individual was Cpl. William Spencer "Spence" Sigmon, Jr., b. 1949, who was killed as he stepped off of a helicopter in Vietnam in May 1970. Spence was only 20 years old at the time. I've added a photo of Spence and information about him to the Vietnam War page in the section under LOFTINS. Spence and I share common 4x Great Grandparents: William Able Beatty & Isabella McCorkle. He would have been my (Curtis Loftin) 5th cousin.
 
3. Additional information from the Beatty has been added to the World War II page, including: Henry Clay Gabriel (b.1925)
 
4. I created a new page for Gilbert Manson Beatty (b. 09 Sep 1828), the son of Charles Manson Beatty (b. 08 Aug 1795) and Judith Sherrill (b. 12 Oct 1801).
 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. I received an email from Julian Cody Setzer who shared additional information about the Coyte Ernest Setzer lineage. Thanks, Julian.
 
 
 
 
 

2018 March

 
 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. (CLAREMONT) Naomi "Kathleen" Morrow Loftin, 96, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at her home with her family at her bedside. Born Nov. 13, 1921, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Fred Morrow and Lillie Grace Deal Morrow. She was the wife of the late Coyte James Loftin. Even though Kathleen passed away in January, your genealogy webmaster didn't find out about her death until March so I wanted to mention it here. Her full obituary, however, is listed below in the Loftin section of January 2018. I also updated the Coyte James Loftin (b.1918) page.
 

       

 
 
 
2. Following the death of my 92-year-old mother, Willie Aleen Goble Loftin, last month, I update several pages, including: Willie's page, the Letters from Willie page and the Stories of Faith page.
 
 
 
3. I updated the 2005 Page for my granddaughter Alexandria as well as the 2005 Page for my oldest granddaughter Savanna.

 

 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)
 
1. Following the death of my 92-year-old mother, Willie Aleen Goble Loftin, last month, I update several pages, including: Willie's page, the Letters from Willie page and the Stories of Faith page.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
DNA & MISCELLANEOUS
 
1. Do you understand genealogy terms such as "First Cousin Twice Removed", "Grand-Aunt" and "Indenture"? Be sure to check out the page for Genealogy Terms for a better understanding.
 
2. I updated the Long-Life-Satisfied page.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Seese (This branch of the family is for my wife, children and grandchildren)
(Denniston, Earnshaw, Gardner, Hameister, Hart, Seese)
 
1. I updated the 2005 Page for my granddaughter Alexandria as well as the 2005 Page for my oldest granddaughter Savanna.

 

 
 
 
 
 

2018 February

 
 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. [CATAWBA, NC] Willie Aleen Goble Loftin, age 92, of Catawba, NC, passed away Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018, in Lincolnton, NC. Born 04 Dec 1925 in Iredell County, NC, Willie was the daughter of the late Martin Luther Goble and Beulah Vernesta "Nessie" Johnson Goble.
 
Willie started "boarding socks" in a local hosier mill when she was 15 and worked in that industry until she was in her 50s. At the age of 54, she became head custodian at Catawba Middle School and worked there for 9 years blessing everyone with her friendly smile. After retiring from Catawba Middle, Willie went to work as a Door-Greeter at K-Mart and worked there until she was 70.
 
Willie loved reading her Bible, reading Christian romance, listening to the Gaither Homecoming videos, working puzzles and spending time with her family.
 
In addition to her parents, Willie was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Sam William Loftin; a son, William Ray Loftin, Sr.; and 11 siblings, Mae Johnson Baldwin, Ethel Goble Sharp, Lewis Goble, James "Leggs" Goble, J.C. Goble, Harlee Goble, Fannie Elizabeth "Lib" Goble Isenhour, Mary Helen Goble Sigmon, Estelene Goble, Doris Goble, and 3 unnamed siblings who died in infancy.
 
Willie is survived by a son, Curtis Loftin and his wife Carolyn of Catawba; a daughter-in-law, Diane Self Loftin of Conover; a sister, Elgevia Goble Eggers and her husband Bill of Maiden; 6 grandchildren, Beverly Loftin, William Ray Loftin Jr. and his wife Kay of Conover, Chief Eric Loftin and his wife Suzanne of Conover, Crystal Loftin Huffman and her husband Chad of Granite Falls, Beth Loftin Seese and her husband Bradley of Conover, and Philip Loftin and his wife Leslie of Newton; 11 great-grandchildren, Brandon Kale, Nicholas Loftin, Channing Loftin, Matthew Loftin, Luke Loftin, Grace Loftin, Anthony Burgin II, Justin Burgin, Savanna Seese, Alexandria Seese and Kayli Loftin; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Aiden Kale and Dawson Burgin; numerous nieces and nephews.
 
There will be a receiving at Burke Mortuary in Newton on Thursday, 08 Feb 2018m from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church, 1786 Mathis Church Rd, Catawba, NC 28609 on Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors Travis Trip and Paul Schronce officiating, followed by graveside services.
 

 

 
TRIBUTE To Willie/Mama: (By Curtis Loftin) My "Mama" was an absolutely awesome woman. She was truly one of those people who loved the LORD and loved her family with all of her heart. Mom was one of the younger children in her family so she was one of the few who worked in the house along side of her own mother while the older children worked out in the fields. She loved to share stories about her family and when she was growing up. She was a good wife who worked and took care of Daddy when he was no longer able to work. She nursed him tenderly until the day he died in 1979, when she was 54. I'm still not sure how they were financially able to get me through college. Mom & Dad kept Grandpaw (Martin Goble) for many years, until Dad got sick and she couldn't look after both of them. Mama was a "giver" and would go without so that she could give to her kids and grandkids. She was truly a "cheerful giver". Mama loved to pray and always remembered her family in her daily prayers - petitioning the LORD when she knew there was a spiritual or physical need in their lives. She loved preaching and gospel music (especially the Gaither Homecoming series) and was faithful to her church (Mathis Chapel Baptist Church where she was a charter member) from the time she got "saved" until she was no longer physically able to go. She went to church with Carolyn and me at Covenant Church in Lincolnton for four years before she asked me to place her in a nursing home. She knew she needed the additional help, but I often felt she asked to go just so I wouldn't eventually have to make that decision myself. She was just like that - always looking out for me. Even in the nursing home, she went to all the preaching and singing events there. I lost Daddy when I was 26 and am thankful that the LORD let me keep Mama until I was 64 - what a blessing. But I do miss her - and I know I always will - until we're reunited in Heaven. I love you, Mama.
 

A Few Additional Pages You Might Want to Check Out

Willie's Letters to Curtis When He Was in College - Click Here

Willie's Webpage About Her Life - Click Here

 

   

   
 
 
2. [BEAVER, WEST VIRGINIA] Larry Henry Loftin, Sr., 91, of the Villages at Greystone in Beaver, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Born 13 Jan 1927, in Statesville, he was the son of the late Roy Henry Loftin and Sarah Mae Morrow Loftin. Mr. Loftin was a retired clinic and hospital administrator, having retired from Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Marlinton, W.Va. He was a graduate of Wake Forest University and was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Loftin enjoyed woodworking, World War II history and spending time with his family. Mr. Loftin loved reading his Bible and was a member of Beckley Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carmen; a daughter, Iva Mae Peters; and a brother, Wayne Morrow Loftin. He was the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. P. T. Morrow and  Mr. Alonzo Lester Loftin. Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his children, Sarah Clevenger and husband, Mike, of Winfield, W.Va., Larry Loftin Jr. of Caldwell, W.Va., Paul Smith and wife, Addie, of Raleigh, James Smith and wife, Linda, of Charleston, W.Va., Susan Skirpan and husband, Alex, of Richmond, Va.; and a sister, Yvonne Loftin Bryson of Gastonia. A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. The family extends special thanks to Larry's good friend, Chuck, and all the staff at Greystone Village. Funeral services will be conducted at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, 705 Davie Avenue, in Statesville, Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Bron Walker officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Statesville. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home in Statesville. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.
 
I've update all of the pages with information about Larry, including: Larry Henry Loftin, Sr. (1927), Roy Henry Loftin (1899), World War II, Korean War, and the Loftin Family Descendancy.
 

Larry with his brother Wayne; Navy photos from 1950s; Larry & Wayne

 

Larry with his children Larry Jr., Iva Mae Loftin Peters and Sarah Loftin Clevenger; Larry & Sarah 2014; 2007 Family Reunion

 
 
 
3. Sue Cooke Loftin, wife of Wayne Morrow Loftin, passed away on 15 Feb 2018 in Texas. She was the daughter of Aldie and Lillie Cooke. Sue is survived by children, Michael Wayne Loftin, Karen Sue Loftin-Mayfield and Linda Dianne Kendrick-Pankonien; grandchildren, Jean M. Loftin, Clinton M. Loftin, Tara L. Bane, Lindsey P. Kendrick and Katie A. Kendrick; great grandchildren, Marina I. Barker, Kylee R. Loftin, Camryn M. Loftin, Graycen L. Goodroe, Zayden T. Williams, Kaydence M. Narro, Drake C. Narro and Jake W. Goodroe; as well as numerous other extended family members and friends.
 

 
 
 
4. I've  added the children and grandchildren of Alonzo Lester Loftin to the Givens Family Descendancy page.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. Nothing new thus far this month.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)
 
1. I was contacted by Samdra Fulbright Potts who shared photos of her Great-Grandparents, David James Fulbright and Sarah Jane Fulp Fulbright. There is also a copy of a land deed and a photo of a page in the Family Bible. Be sure to check them out on David's page. David was the son of Mahala Catherine Miller. I also added a photo of Van Fulbright, son of David James Fulbright and Sarah Jane Fulp Fulbright, to David's page. David was shot and killed by Carl Chatman in 1934.
 
 
2. [CATAWBA, NC] Willie Aleen Goble Loftin, age 92, of Catawba, NC, passed away Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018, in Lincolnton, NC. Born 04 Dec 1925 in Iredell County, NC, Willie was the daughter of the late Martin Luther Goble and Beulah Vernesta "Nessie" Johnson Goble.
 
In addition to her parents, Willie was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Sam William Loftin; a son, William Ray Loftin, Sr.; and 11 siblings, Mae Johnson Baldwin, Ethel Goble Sharp, Lewis Goble, James "Leggs" Goble, J.C. Goble, Harlee Goble, Fannie Elizabeth "Lib" Goble Isenhour, Mary Helen Goble Sigmon, Estelene Goble, Doris Goble, and 3 unnamed siblings who died in infancy.
 
Willie is survived by a son, Curtis Loftin and his wife Carolyn of Catawba; a daughter-in-law, Diane Self Loftin of Conover; a sister, Elgevia Goble Eggers and her husband Bill of Maiden; 6 grandchildren, Beverly Loftin, William Ray Loftin Jr. and his wife Kay of Conover, Chief Eric Loftin and his wife Suzanne of Conover, Crystal Loftin Huffman and her husband Chad of Granite Falls, Beth Loftin Seese and her husband Bradley of Conover, and Philip Loftin and his wife Leslie of Newton; 11 great-grandchildren, Brandon Kale, Nicholas Loftin, Channing Loftin, Matthew Loftin, Luke Loftin, Grace Loftin, Anthony Burgin II, Justin Burgin, Savanna Seese, Alexandria Seese and Kayli Loftin; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Aiden Kale and Dawson Burgin; numerous nieces and nephews. Read the entire obituary in the LOFTIN Family section above.
 

 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. I created a new web page for Charles "Charlie" R. A. Johnson (b.1866). Charlie was the first husband of Beulah Vernesta "Nessie" Johnson (b.1887) and the father of Geneva May Johnson (b. 1903). Charlie left Nessie and headed west and eventually died in Jan 1909 in California.
 
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
1. I've update various descendancy pages showing the tartans for the following Scottish family names: Beatty, Douglas, Givens, McCorkle, Rankin and Witherspoon.
 
 
 
 

2018 January

 
 
FAMILY: Loftin
(Beatty, Corzine, Cranford, Fisher, Givens, Harwell, Kaiser, Lanier, Lomax, McCorkle, Rudisill, Sherrill, Upright, Washington, Work)
 
1. Loretta Ann Huffman Harris Hiatt, 79, passed away Friday, 12 Jan 2018, in Mississippi, as a result of complications from flu and pneumonia. Loretta, born 24 Jun 1938, was the daughter of the late John Henry Huffman (1911 - 199) and Callie Elma Loftin Huffman (1911 - 1992). Loretta was raised in Claremont, Catawba County, NC, where she attended from Bunker Hill High School. In addition to her parents, Loretta is preceded in death by three brothers, James Henry "Jimmy" Huffman (1934 - 20110, Hal Davis Huffman (1936 - 2000) and Lonnie Gary Huffman (1945 - 1945). Loretta spent most of her life living at one of the places she loved most, Myrtle Beach, SC. Loretta is survived by three daughters: Cynthia, Kelly and Shelly, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 

 

 
 
 
2. (CLAREMONT) Naomi "Kathleen" Morrow Loftin, 96, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at her home with her family at her bedside. Born Nov. 13, 1921, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Fred Morrow and Lillie Grace Deal Morrow.
 
Kathleen retired from Conover Glove after many years of service and was a lifelong member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women and served as a leader in the Methodist Youth Fellowship. She enjoyed participating in the Seniors Group, helping with the chicken & dumplings supper, and visiting shut-ins for many years. She also enjoyed visits from the GALS and Helping Hands from the church.
 
Kathleen was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She so much enjoyed the recent visits from family and friends for her recent birthday and over the Christmas season.
 
She and Coyte enjoyed traveling on bus tours with friends and family to almost every state, including Canada and Mexico. Kathleen enjoyed all kinds of crafts, including ceramics, crocheting, quilting, making pine needle baskets and painting. She especially loved sharing her talents and gifts with family members.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Coyte James Loftin; sisters, Mary Etta Gantt, Evelyn "Evie" Kirk; brothers, Daniel Phillip "Pete" Morrow and Boyd Deal Morrow; and a son-in-law, Stephen R. Sims Sr.
 
Left to cherish her memory are her son, James Loftin and wife, Jean of Claremont; daughters, Judy Sims of Maiden, Teresa Tharpe and husband, John of Conover; grandchildren, Mark Loftin and wife, Anita, Beth Shepler and husband, Deke, Amanda Jordan and husband, Joe, Stephen Sims Jr. and wife, Christie, Eric Sims, Kristin Lingle and husband, Kevin, Allison Tharpe and fiancÚ, Garrett Huffman, Angie Burwell and husband, Barry and Melinda Bumgarner; great-grandchildren, Madison Jordan, Jake Loftin, Mara Loftin, Brady Jordan, Brett Jordan, Lillie Sims, Ben Loftin, Owen Sims, Colby Shepler, Carson Shepler, Kayleigh Sims, Jack Lingle, Parker Shepler and Emma Sims; and a number of nieces and nephews.
 
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Claremont, NC. The Rev. Dennis Marshall officiated and burial followed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont. Grandsons served as pallbearers. The family received friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14, at the church, prior to the service.
 
Kathleen's family would like to thank her caregivers who so lovingly took care of her, Kim James, Pearl Monaghan, Reta Walls, Mary Helton, Camri Bishop, Kathy Sigmon, Darnell Doub and Norma Wright. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3214 Catawba St., Claremont, NC 28610 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658. Condolences may be sent to the Loftin family at www.drumfh-conover.com.  The Loftin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
 

Coyte, Kathleen & Judy

   

 
 
 
FAMILY: Setzer
(Aderholdt, Barringer, Bovey, Bushart, Deal, Heavner, Herman, Ikert, Miller, Motz, Rankin, Witherspoon)
 
1. I received a nice email from R. Preston Ellington who shared his Witherspoon lineage through Thomas Philo Witherspoon. You can contact Preston at prestonellington@sbcglobal.net . Be sure to check out his additions on the Witherspoon Family Descendancy.
 
 
 
FAMILY: Goble
(Babst/Bobst, Douglas, Faber, Fulbright, Hefner, Meinhert, Miller, Pabst/Bobst, Robinson)
 
1. Carl Henry "Bud" Goble, 78, of Catawba, NC, passed away Sunday 07 Jan 2018 at Catawba Hospice House. But was born in Iredell County, NC, 13 Apr 1939 to the late James Henry "Legs" Goble and Nina Eades Goble. But was a long-time member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Claremont. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by one brother. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Marie Chandler Goble; Sons, Wayne Goble and wife Judy, William Goble and wife Rhonda; four brothers, six sisters, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service was help at 3:00 p.m at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Claremont.
 

 

 
 
 
FAMILY: Johnson
(Corzine, Fink, Hamilton, Kaiser, Leslie, Lewis, Moore, Sherrill, Upright, Wilkinson)
 
1. I received a nice email from R. Preston Ellington who shared his Johnson lineage. You can contact Preston at prestonellington@sbcglobal.net . Be sure to check out the new additions on the Johnson Family Descendancy page. A special thanks to Preston, too, for sharing his Ancestry.com tree with me.
 
 
 
 
 

Descendants of Alonzo Lester Loftin

 
 
 
 
 
Children of Alonzo Lester Loftin and (1) Cornelia “Nelia” Estelle Lowrance
 
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Nannie May Loftin 08 Nov 1895 15 Jul 1982 Wade Vernon Martin
m. 1915
Lillie Stamey Loftin 06 Sep 1897 04 Aug 1988 [Never Married]
Roy Henry Loftin 27 Jul 1899 24 Jun 1972 Sarah Mae Morrow
m. 22 Jun 1925
Floye Hovis Loftin 26 Jul 1901 06 Jan 1973 William Ellers
Verdie Lee Loftin 07 Sep 1903 06 Mar 1993 (1) Fitzhugh Boggs
(2) Ralph Copeny
(3) Harold Yount
 
Children of Alonzo Lester Loftin and (2) Ida Lillian Setzer
 
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Charlie Roosevelt Loftin 22 Oct 1905 30 Sep 1988 Edna Jones
Theodore Roosevelt Loftin 25 Dec 1906 20 Dec 1969 Fannie Marie Hoke
"Infant Son" Loftin 1908 1908 [Died in Infancy]
Sadie Elizabeth Loftin 08 Jun 1909 15 Dec 2007 (1) Paul Abraham Murray
(2) Vernon Asbury Lee
*Willie Thelma Loftin 31 May 1911 28 Nov 1977 (1) Dewey D. Connor
(2) Dewey M Lanier
*Callie Elma Loftin 31 May 1911 28 June 1992 John Henry Huffman
Sallie Allie Loftin 12 Sep 1913 10 Feb 1986 Glenn Clustus Lee
**Daisy Pearl Loftin 06 Jun 1914 07 Jan 1994 Ruel Franklin Herman
**"Infant Son 2" Loftin 06 Jun 1914 13 Jun 1914 [Died in Infancy]
Mike Whitener Loftin 18 Feb 1916 24 Feb 1949 Eleanor Carolyn Ervin
Sam William Loftin 13 May 1918 18 Sep 1979 Willie Aleen Goble
Oscar Sherrill Loftin 22 Oct 1920 22 Jul 1986 Annie Ruth Travis
*** "Infant Son 3" Loftin 26 Oct 1922 27 Oct 1922 [Died in Infancy]
Glennie Frances Loftin 13 Jul 1926 17 Sep 2015 Robert Alvin Cook
**** "Infant Son 4" Loftin 1928 1928 [Died in Infancy]
* Willie Thelma Loftin and Callie Elma Loftin were twins - born on 31 May 1911 in Catawba County, North Carolina.
**Daisy Pearl Loftin and "Infant Son 2" Were twins - born on 06 Jun 1914. "Infant Son 2" only lived a few days before his death.
*** The Catawba County Birth Index for this child, "Infant Son 33, shows that he was born 22 Oct 1922 (the same day and month as his older brother Oscar).  This child's Death Certificate shows that he died 27 Oct 1922 and that he lived for 1 day and 2 hours - so it's more likely that the child was born on 26 Oct 1922 - instead of 22 Oct 1922 as the Birth Index shows.  Cause of death was "malformation of upper air passage".
**** It's possible that this last "Infant Son" of Alonzo and Ida was born in 1927.  It is also possible that the grave marker for this "Infant Son" born in 1928 was incorrectly dated and should have been for the 1922 "Infant Son".

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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