Holton Warren Lofton
Published 10:35 am Friday, December 22, 2023
Holton Warren Lofton, 85 of Bogue Chitto, passed away December 20, 2023, at McComb Nursing and Rehabilitation in McComb from a heart failure.
Mr. Lofton was born June 20, 1938, in Summit to the late M. L. “Mack” and Audrey Brumfield Lofton, and was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Prestridge Lofton, his in laws Homer and Donna Prestridge, a daughter Kaye Lofton, a granddaughter, Kelli Renee Lofton, and a sister, Nell Rose Cowart.
He attended Summit High School where he met his wife of 58 years, Carolyn. He was an owner of Lofton Lumber Company, Lofton Logging Company, and Lofton Livestock Sale Barn for many years, until his retirement from Wallace Lumber Company he had always worked in the lumber, logging, and cattle sales business. Mr. Lofton was a deacon at the New Heights Baptist Church in Summit where he was an active member of his Sunday School class. He loved attending his church functions as many as he could for as long as his health allowed. Our Dad was an avid lifelong fox hunter which now would be called a coyote hunter. He would raise and train Walker hounds to run after the game with a fierce competition to have the best dog at the hunt. This hobby of his brought about many friends along the way and his name would be mentioned with many throughout the Southern States. Holton loved to watch a good football game whether a high school game or his favorite LSU Tigers.
Mr. Lofton will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and friend to many. His survivors include his daughter, Kim Forman and her husband, Barry of Magnolia; his son, Karey “Butch” Lofton of Bogue Chitto; five grandchildren, Kris Forman of Magnolia, Shane Forman of Gulfport, Josh and wife, Deidra Lofton of Summit, Tyler Lofton, and Olivia Lofton and her fiancé Bregan Verdin, all from Bogue Chitto. Great-Grandchildren include, Madison, McKenzie, Dylan, Mia, Kelly Ann, and Bryder. Mr. Lofton had a brother, Julian and his wife, Rebecca, of Summit who survive him.
Visitation will be at New Heights Baptist Church from 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2023 until services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Arlington Baptist Church Cemetery in Lincoln County. Pall Bearers include three Grandsons Kris Forman, Josh Lofton, Tyler Lofton, Terry Byrd, Mark Wallace, and Curtis Dunaway. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Bill Wallace, Randy Wallace, Jesse Clark, Ken Lofton, Steve Lofton, Ted Lofton, Brad Falvey, Russell Reeves, Bob Jordan, Troy Jordan, and Jerry Joe Brent.