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Joseph "Joe" Melvin Loftis

July 22, 1927 — December 19, 2007

Joe Loftis, 80, resident of 173 Loftis Rd., in the Nation Community, died Wednesday Dec. 19, 2007 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC he was a son of the late John Evans and Lula Mae Watkins Loftis.

Joe was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He worked for many years at Manning Motors Dealership before retiring. Upon retirement he began working for A-1 Tire Co. in Calhoun Falls until present. He was a loyal and faithful member of Smyrna United Methodist Church in Lowndesville, SC.

Survivors include 4 sisters; Johnnie Botts of Abbeville, SC; Toby Thompson of Clarksville, VA; Betty Sammons of Calhoun Falls, SC; and Mary Ann Breedlove of Abbeville, SC; 1 brother Billy Loftis of Forest Park, GA; a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday Dec. 22, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Smyrna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nina Reynolds officiating. The burial will follow in Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family is at the home of his sister Ms. Johnnie Botts 100 Loftis Rd. Abbeville, SC.

The body is at the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Friday evening.

Memorials may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church, 439 Main St. Lowndesville, SC 29659.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, December 21, 2007
5:00-7:00 PM


Smyrna UMC
111 UNK
Lowndesville, SC  29656
Saturday, December 22, 2007
11:00 AM


Providence Presbyterian
363 Main St.
Lowndesville ,  SC  29659
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