Our Sincere Sympathy

Ferne Loftis
June 5, 1915 - April 22, 2004

      Funeral services for Holdenville resident, Ferne Loftis, were held 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 24, 2004 at the First Church of God in Holdenville. Burial followed the services at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home. Mrs. Loftis passed away at Heritage Village Nursing Center on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at the age of 88. Pall bearers were Ernest Moore, Tommy Summy, Glenn Paslay, Mike Henry, Clarke Fitzhugh, Johnny Babb and Kenneth Hughes.
     Ferne Loftis was born June 5, 1915 in Lamar, Oklahoma to Walter Clarence Upchurch and Blanche Edwards Upchurch. She was raised in the Moss and Texas Banner areas and attended Moss Schools. On Ferne's 17th. birthday she married Theodore Loftis in Lamar, Oklahoma. The couple made their home in the Lamar area for several years. Ferne became a Christian at the Texas Banner Church of God at the age of 18 and has remained a member of the Church of God all her life. After moving to Holdenville, Ferne worked for several years at J.C. Penney's , McLellan's and the Dollar Store. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, textile painting, embroidery, camping and playing piano and singing at her church. Her parents, one son, Robert Loftis, and one brother and one sister preceded Ferne in death.
     Survivors include her husband: Theodore Loftis, of the home; one daughter in law: Melba Loftis of Holdenville, Oklahoma; Granddaughters: Barbara Fowler and husband, Pat, of Edmond, Oklahoma; Roberta Jeffrey and husband, Jay, of Holdenville, Oklahoma; Joy Niles and husband, Matt, of Harlingen, Texas; Great grandchildren: Jeremy Fowler, Melissa Fowler, Jason Jeffrey, Beth Jeffrey, Brenda Jeffrey and Jake Niles; Brother: Warren Upchurch of Holdenville; Sister: Doris Upchurch of Holdenville, Oklahoma; Brother in law: Leon Lankford and wife, Helen, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sister in law: Louise Boyd of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
     Numerous other relatives and many friends also survive Ferne.