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Joe Nelson Loflin of St. Pauls, North Carolina went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 6, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 21, 1938 in Sampson County to the late Jesse and Myrtle Rich Loflin. Mr. Loflin was also predeceased by his sister Frances Loflin James and his brother Billy Rich Loflin. Mr. Loflin was a graduate of the Fayetteville High School Class of 1957 and a member of the 1956 Fayetteville High School State Championship Football Team. He attended East Carolina University. A loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather he lived a Christian life filled with compassionate concern for others. He was an active member of the St. Pauls Lions Club where he helped establish the John Walker Christmas Fund and he was also an active member of the St. Pauls Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Loflin was also an active member of St. Pauls Community Church where he was a charter member. He came to St. Pauls with Burlington Industries in 1965 and later owned and operated the Sears Catalog Store for six years before becoming St. Pauls Town Administrator in June of 1979. After his retirement in March of 2002 he worked as Interim Town Administrator in Maxton and St. Pauls. His retirement years were spent enjoying golf, gardening, yard work and Sunset Beach with his family. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of fifty years, Joy; daughters Beth Ward and her husband Danny, Virginia Anne Jackson and her husband Chuck, and Mary Margaret Hogan and her husband Tommy; his loving grandchildren Zach and Tyler Ward, Joy Grace Jackson, Nikki and Bradley Hogan and step-grandsons Mason and T.J. Hogan. He is also survived by an uncle, Colon Loflin of Accomac, VA, sister-in-law Barbara Loflin of Fuquay, several nieces, nephews and cousins and his St. Pauls Community Church family. The family will receive friends Friday January 7, 2011, 6:30-8:30 PM at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home in St. Pauls. Funeral Services will be held Saturday January 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at St. Pauls Community Church, 350 S. Fifth St. (Highway 301), St. Pauls with Reverend Chris Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneillmackiefuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Pauls Community Church, PO Box 781, St. Pauls, NC 28384. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls, NC
We express our deepest sympathy in your loss. We lost touch with Joe and the family after the passing of our mother & father, Patsy Allard and Steve Allard. Uncle Joe was a loving caring man and will never be forgotten.
Paul Allard Feb 18 2013 12:00 AM
Joy and Family -- I enjoyed my visits and phone conversations when Joe was St Pauls town administrator and I worked for Carolina Telephone in Fayetteville. He always put others first and always had a kind word for his friends and co-workers. He was most proud of you and your family. I met a lot of good people in Eastern NC during my career, and he was one of my favorites. Warmest regards, zan monroe
Zan Monroe Feb 11 2011 12:00 AM
I was so sad to hear of Joe's passing away. I only knew him for a few months but he made a huge impact on me. He was one of the finest men I have ever known. I will miss the occasional talks we used to have. He was a very special man. Rest in Peace, Joe. My love to Joy and all his family.
Cricket Proctor Jan 26 2011 12:00 AM
Mrs. Loflin, Ginny, Beth, and Margaret, I was so saddened to hear of Mr. Joe's passing. Wish I was there in person to give you a hug. I loved Mr. Joe bunches and I love you bunches...hope you know that. I am sure Mr. Joe is talking to my mama and telling her everything she's missed! My prayers are with you all. Love, Ellen
Ellen Hall Lambert Jan 11 2011 12:00 AM
Mrs. Loflin, Beth, Virginia, Mary Margret & others; I'm saddened to hear of your loss.Mr. loflin was a good man who will be missed by all. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
jeff brisson Jan 9 2011 12:00 AM
Mrs. Loflin and Family.I had the privilege to meet Joe through the Town of St. Paul.I was the Field Representative for DMV License Plate Agencies.Joe was very friendly and made the job very pleasant.I know you will miss him, you and your family will be in our prayers.Richard Boles is my son in Laurinburg, he called me concerning Joe.Richard and his family are friends with your family in Laurinburg.
Linda Boles Parke Jan 8 2011 12:00 AM
We send our sincere, heartfelt sympathy to you, Joy and family. What fond memories we have of your good man. He was a tender, loving man who endeared himself to everyone he met. We pray that the Lord will give you strength and strong faith as you grieve. Love, Noel and Phil Harris
Noel and Phil Harris Jan 8 2011 12:00 AM
Joe was a friend of mine when I worked with him at Burlington 1964-1969,my first job just out of the military.Joe was a brother in Christ,and a Godly example to a young man in a difficult world.I thank God for his witness and inspiration at a critical time in my life.My thoughts and prayers are with each member of his wonderful family.God will be with each of you through this time.
David P. McCulley/Sparta,Tennessee Jan 8 2011 12:00 AM
My thoughts are with Joe's family and many friends at this time.It was a personal honor to know Joe Loflin.He will always be remembered as a genuine man of Faith and Service.
Lawrence DiRe Jan 7 2011 12:00 AM
My heart and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.May God comfort you and give you peace.Much love to each of you.
Reba Munday-McMillan Jan 7 2011 12:00 AM