Travis Benjamin Loftis, age 24 of Dysartsville passed away Thursday July 12, 2007 at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville as a result of an automobile accident. Travis was born in McDowell County on August 10, 1982 and is the son of Don and Carol Lunsford Loftis of Dysartsville. Travis was employed with Bear Creek Marina.
Surviving Travis in addition to his parents are one brother Forest Loftis of Kannapolis; maternal grandmother Lorene Lunsford and the late Floyd Lunsford of Marion; paternal grandfather Dan Loftis and the late Pat Loftis of Old Fort and maternal great grandmother Pearl Foster of Marion and girlfriend Jenny Duncan.
A funeral service was held Sunday July 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Ken Vanbuskirk and Rev. Gary Lavender officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Moffitt Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children PO Box 56066 Charlotte, NC 28256-0666. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday July 18, 2007 Volume 13 # 29