Jerald Lofton

CALHOUN CITY – Jerald Q. Lofton, 75, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 12, 1938, in Rankin County.

He was a retired furniture factory employee and a member of Derma Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1962.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Bro. Jimmy Vance will officiate, and Dr. Bobby Douglas will assist. Burial will follow in Oak Springs Cemetery at Derma. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Frankie (Debbie) Lofton of Calhoun City and Tommy (Tonya) Lofton of Oxford; one daughter, Sheila Gann of Houston; one brother, Howard (Sue) Lofton of Bruce; four grandsons, Brandon (Erin) Lofton of Derma, Erick Lofton of Calhoun City, Adam Lofton of Oxford and Robbie Abbott of El Paso, Texas; three granddaughters, Allie Lofton and Virginia Kathryn Lofton, both of Oxford, and Brittany (Miles) Shirley of Whitehall, Ark.; and three great-great-grandsons, Jacob Lofton of Derma, Cooper Abbott of Whitehall, Ark., and J.J. Lofton of Calhoun City.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Estelle Evans Lofton; his parents, John Franklin Lofton and Lois Vera Aldridge Lofton; and five brothers, J.W. Rice, Willard Lofton, Robert Lofton, Eugene Lofton and John Lofton.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Abbott, Audie Branch, Adam Lofton, Brandon Lofton, Erick Lofton and David Keeton.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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