Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory

625 Gilbert Ferry Rd Se, Attalla, AL


Vivian Othell Loggins

May 6, 1933June 25, 2019

Vivian Othell Payne Loggins, age 86, of Altoona, Alabama departed this life surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Her Celebration of Life and Going Home Service will be Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Morgan Funeral Chapel with The Reverends Roy Daugherty and MyIon Metcalf officiating and Morgan Funeral Chapel directing. Visitation will be from 11:30 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow immediately at Samuel's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Othell was born and raised in Altoona, Alabama to Clydie and Willie Payne. She grew up working picking cotton and raising crops. The Payne family worked hard in the day and at night Clydie would teach his children to sing while he played various musical instruments. Their love of gospel music would be further developed at church and at gospel singings. Her musical talent would bring her great joy for the rest of her life. One day while working in the cotton field, she heard an airplane, looked up and saw a crazy pilot flying high above. Later that day, she found herself pumping gas for that pilot at Clydie Payne's gas station and would learn his name was William Wesley Loggins. Little did she know that Wes would capture her heart and they would marry and have a wonderful life for 59 years. After their marriage, Othell settled into being a devoted and loving wife. She would give birth to four very active sons and also found the time and energy to help run their family owned Loggins Laundromat and Car Wash in Altoona. In 1967, Othell began to teach her sons music. She taught them to sing harmony and they would sing at every opportunity. This was the beginning of the Loggins Family Gospel Quartet. Othell loved singing with her family as they traveled many, many miles over the next ten years. She especially loved meeting other gospel singers who would become dear friends to both her and her family. Othell was a faithful Christian and dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Altoona. She enjoyed working in her church and most of all she enjoyed working for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother, and a very proud grandmother and great grandmother. She will be missed by many, but the memories of her will live on through many generations. She is survived by her loving sons and daughters-in-laws; Steve (Glenda) Loggins of Ohatchee, AL, and Ken (Judy) Loggins of Grant, AL. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Eric (DeAnna) Loggins of Alexandria, AL, Heath Loggins of Ohatchee, AL, Jake (Christine) Loggins of Glen Gardner, New Jersey, and Ben and Eve Loggins. Great grandchildren; Jace and Harper Loggins of Alexandria, AL.; brother Carlos Payne and several nieces and nephews. Othell was preceded in death by her beloved husband William Wesley Loggins; her cherished sons; Larry and David Loggins; and her beautiful precious granddaughter, Leah Nicole Loggins. She was also preceded by her parents; sisters; Gertrude Copeland and Evelyn McCright; brothers; Earl, Morris and Travis Payne. Her long, hard and difficult battle with cancer and Alzheimer's is over, however, her family rejoices that she is in the presence of God and all her earthly pain is finally over. She leaves behind a testament of her Christian journey here on earth that was filled with much love and faith. As she struggled with her health battle over the last few years, we, her family, thank all of you for your many prayers, visits, cards, thoughtfulness, and love. She was truly blessed indeed.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 29, 2019


Vivian Othell Loggins

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Mary Loggins-Praschnik

July 1, 2019

I married David, April 2,1994. I became part of one of the sweetest, most loving families that l have ever been acquainted with. The second time that l saw Mom, that is what l called her from early in our relationship, she gave me a hug. That is just the way she was,one of the most loving, caring people in the world. I lost David, February 3, 2010, to dementia. He had two children, Eve and Ben. Eve is now married to Zack, and they have two daughters,Vivian Fancy, named after Mom, and Olive Claire. Ben is married to Camille, and they have a daughter, Cypress. David would be so excited to have grandchildren! After David’s death, l remained close to Mom, and l have many wonderful memories of going for rides, going out to eat, and stopping at McDonald’s for ice cream. I will greatly miss Mom, as l do her second son, David. In loving Memory, Mary