Betty Lou Carter Loftis

March 15, 1939December 9, 2020

Betty Lou Carter Loftis, 81, passed away on December 9, 2020. Betty was born on March 15, 1939 in Thomasville, NC to the late Green and Ollie Davis Carter.

Betty is survived by her husband of 63 years, William D Loftis (Bill); Daughter, Mrs Johnny Hicks (Debbie); Sons, David Loftis and Bobby Loftis; Granddaughters, Mrs Billy Owen (Wendy), Mrs Anthony Melvin (Ashley); Great grandchildren, John W. Sneed III (Trey), Logan Hicks, Graci-Ann Hicks, Bailey Melvin and Lainey Melvin. Sisters Hazel Sechrest & Shirley Culberson.

Betty was a kind and very caring person. She attended Hillside Baptist church. Betty’s love for her family and friends knew no bounds. She had a passion for making quilts and everyone cherished receiving a “Granny’s” quilt.

A graveside service for Betty will take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 2:00pm at Holly Hill Memorial Park; Pastor Dr. Steven L. Chipps officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association

Online condolences for the Loftis family may be made at


  • Green & Ollie Davis Carter, Parents (deceased)
  • William (Bill) D. Loftis, Husband
  • Debbie Hicks & husband Johnny, Daughter
  • David Hicks, Son
  • Bobby HIcks, Son
  • Wendy Owen & husband Billy, Granddaughter
  • Ashley Melvin & husband Anthony, Granddaughter
  • John W. Sneed III & Trey, Great Grandchild
  • Logan Hicks, Great Grandchild
  • Graci-Ann Hicks, Great Grandchild
  • Bailey Melvin, Great Grandchild
  • Lainey Melvin, Great Grandchild
  • Hazel Sechrest, Sister
  • Shirley Culberson, Sister

  • The Alzheimer's Association


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020


Betty Lou Carter Loftis

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Kentley Lipps

December 15, 2020

Bill and Family,
I’m so very sorry for the loss of Betty. I remember her laugh and smile that was contagious. Many fond memories of the times together with our family. Know you are in my prayers today.
Love and Prayers,

Marti Oneal

December 14, 2020

Aunt Betty was the most kind hearted person I know. When I was a little girl I remember going often and playing with my cousins David and sometimes Bobby. Aunt Betty had a little farm and once she had some piglets. I remember her showing me how to bottle feed them. I remember a lot about Aunt Betty. She made me a quilt out of material she had saved from when my mom sewed. She too had Alzheimer's and passed in 2003. But Aunt Betty called me to her house a few days after my mom had passed. She presented me with the quilt she hand stitched with love. I still have that quilt. I cherish it everyday. You will be missed but I know you are in heaven. I love you always.

Sandra McLendon

December 11, 2020

Dear Debbie and family, I so loved Betty Lou! From the first time that I came to Thomasville after Larry and I got married, Betty Lou is the one I remember being so kind and sweet to me. Every time I met her she was the same....gentle and soft spoken. I know her life wasn’t easy and she worked very hard to take care of her family. I have always loved her smile. I am sorry for your loss. So sad to think there are only 3 sisters left. Prayers and much love for you all! Love and blessings, Larry and Sandra McLendon