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Virgie Ruth Maxwell Lofton

Services for Virgie Ruth Maxwell Lofton, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Monday, July 27, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with burialin the church cemetery. The Revs. Kent Cochran and DavidFortenberry will officiate. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is incharge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Lofton, 95, died July 24, 2009, at her residence. She wasborn on May 22, 1914, to Fleet Maxwell and Caby Wilson Maxwell.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Grove BaptistChurch for over 60 years. She was a lady that loved her Lord andtaught her family that love. Her radiant smile brought much joy tothose who knew and loved her.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 59 years, Clint E.Lofton; her parents, Fleet and Caby Maxwell; her brothers, VictorMaxwell and O.B. “Otto” Maxwell; her sisters, Bessie Mae Wiliamsand Lillian Brock; and her great-grandson, Russ MichaelMangold.

Survivors are her son, Fleet Lofton and wife, Martha, ofBrookhaven; her daughter, Barbara Lofton Byrd and husband, Cortez,of Brookhaven; her sisters, Alma Gunnell, of Jayess, and RubyeMoss, of Raymond; her grandchildren, Terry Byrd and wife, Liz,Tonya Byrd Stewart and husband, Gary, Michelle Lofton Mangold andhusband, Vince, and Mike Lofton, all of Brookhaven; hergreat-grandchildren, Kelli Byrd, Kolby Byrd, Clint Stewart, AnnaKatelyn Mangold and Caroline Stewart, all of Brookhaven, and thelate Russ Michael Mangold. She is also survived by many nieces andnephews and blessed with many, many friends.

Pallbearers will be Terry Byrd, Kolby Byrd, Gary Stewart, ClintStewart, Mike Lofton and Vince Mangold.

Honorary pallbearers will be Stacy Banes, Cameron Leggett, EalonMcGee, Hal Miller, Randy Pepper, Gus Shelby and the late RussMichael Mangold.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church BuildingFund or Hospice Ministries, 397 Brookhaven St., Brookhaven, MS39601.

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