03/18/07 — MARY H. LOFTON

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Jan. 1, 1923 - March 16, 2007

Mary Hazel Parks Lofton, 84, 774 Old Highway 111, died at Wayne Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born in Wayne County to the late Elijah and Elizabeth Parks.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Jerusalem Free Will Baptist Church in Seven Springs with the Elder Anthony Davis Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Annette Vaughter and husband, Robert, of Virginia Beach, Va.; sons, Prentice Lofton and wife, Mary, of Newark, N.J., Herbert Lofton Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Virginia Beach, Va., and DeLeak Lofton of Goldsboro; sisters, Bettie Marie Boykin and husband, Monte, of Mount Olive, and Jean P. Whitfield and husband, Lenston, of Goldsboro; brothers, Robert Parks of Seven Springs, Paul Parks of Goldsboro, Bobby Parks and wife, Velma, of Portsmouth, Va., and Ellis Leon Parks of Newark, N.J.; one brother-in-law, King Lofton of Seven Springs; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Lofton Sr.; a son, Curtis Lofton; a daughter, Geraldine Knox; a sister, Pearlie P. Harris; and four brothers, James, John, Thomas and King Parks.

Viewing will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Chapel, 423 South James St., Goldsboro.

The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service on Monday and at other times at the residence.

Condolences may be faxed to 919-735-4725 or e-mailed to jcstevens100@hotmail.com. Arrangements are with Hamilton Funeral Home, Goldsboro, North Carolina.


Published in Obituaries on March 18, 2007 10:18 AM