James Willard Loflin – Obituary

By  | May 8, 2017 | Filed under: McNeece Morris Funeral Home, Obituaries

James Willard Loflin, 53, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was born was the first son of Willa Anne Hamm Loflin and T.F. Loflin, Jr., on November 15, 1963. James was a graduate of IAHS in 1982 and attended Itawamba Community College. A hard worker his whole life, James worked at Leggett & Platt, Kroger, and Schreiber Cheese in Monette, MI, and was a volunteer fire fighter in his youth. Through his employment, he received awards for his job performance. He attended basic training at Paris Island for the US Marine Corps and was a patriotic citizen. James always looked out for the needy and the needs of animals. James worked at Salvation Army helping to feed the homeless and volunteered at disaster relief services in the Joplin, MO, tornado of 2011. Through his efforts, a kill shelter was converted to a non-kill shelter due to his arranging the donation of an 18 wheeler load of pet food.

Services will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie. Burial will be in the Center Star Cemetery.

James is survived by one brother, Phillip Loflin (Reagan); two sisters, Cheryl Hunke and Sharon Carter (Dave); his special friend, Mylinda; his beloved pet, Cheyenne; two nephews, Ryan and Mitch Loflin; two nieces Mattie and Erin Michael Carter; and two pup nieces, Sissy and Pooh.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Pete Hamm and Louise Conrad Hamm.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

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