Christine Myers Loftin
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Sweetwater CME Church for Mrs. Christine Myers Loftin, age 79, who died Saturday, October 25, at Regency Hospital, Hattiesburg. Rev. Earnest Thompson officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Christine Loftin was born to the late Johnnie and Vergia Ada Myers in Jefferson Davis County, MS. She worked as a sharecropper for many years; later, she worked as a seamstress in several garment factories in the local area. She met and married the late Spence Loftin and to this union, nine children were born.
She is survived by six daughters, Dorothy Jones of Prentiss, Annie (Tommie Lee) Arnold, Vergie Echols, Rose (Charles) Fry and Izola Loftin all of Bassfield, Clementine (Robert) Echols of Columbia; two sons, Rev. James A. Loftin of Brookhaven and Terry G. Adams of Hattiesburg; two siblings, Leverta (Jack) Hathorn and Leroy (Frances) Myers of Bassfield; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.