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Hugh Gray Loftis

Mr. Hugh Gray Loftis of Halifax died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his home. He was born in Halifax County on July 3, 1935 and was 77 years old. 

He was the son of the late A. Hugh Loftis and the late Christine Hines Loftis and was married to Geraldine Epps Loftis, who survives.

He was a member of the Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church. Mr. Loftis was retired from Burlington Industries and was a carpenter. 

He was also an avid antique car collector.

Mr. Loftis is survived by his sife, Geraldine Epps Loftis, of Halifax; two sons, Donnie Gray Loftis and wife Tammy of Halifax and Dale Wayne Loftis of Halifax; one daughter, Janice Loftis Torian, and husband Paul of Scottsburg; three grandchildren, Shawn Torian and wife Amy of Scottsburg, Shannon T. Snow and husband Andy of Wilmington N.C. and Stacy Loftis Anderson of Halifax; one great-granddaughter, Lily Elizabeth Torian, of Scottsburg; two brothers, Vince Loftis of Nathalie and Ronald Loftis of Halifax; one sister, Judy Yarbrough of Halifax; .

He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Zeptin Gray Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Robert Hurd and the Rev. Coy Terry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service and other times at the home, 1003 Murphy Grove Road, Halifax.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider Crystal Hill Southern Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 44, Crystal Hill, VA 24539, Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592, Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.