Nell Ruth Williams Loftin, 99 of Statesville, N.C., died Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Brookdale Peachtree.

She was born in Surry County on May 26, 1924, to the late Wily Everet Williams and Mary Emma Weisner Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Edwin Loftin; a son, Dennis Laughton; a daughter, Sheila Ann Gregory; and three brothers and three sisters.

Nell loved to sew, paint landscapes and florals, do crafts, and work the crossword puzzles in the Record & Landmark. In earlier years she and her husband enjoyed camping. She loved playing Yahtzee and was an avid Atlanta Braves and ACC basketball fan.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Jill Halek and Jacque Bailey (David); a daughter-in-law, Pat Pieper (Corey); grandchildren, Michelle Laughton, Deanna Geroux (Rich), Nikki Bailey (Jamey Finney), Justin Johnson, Michelle Sevier (John Matheny), Heather Price, Gina Johnston (David Houts), Mary Helen Glass (Alex), Joann Scott (Gordon), and John Bailey (Laura); great-grandchildren, Ty Johnson, Jonathan and Caroline Sevier, Seth, Brandon, Alicia
(Tyler Chandler) Price, Holden and Grady Houts, Ian and Cooper Glass, Addison and Forrest Scott, and Natasha Bailey; great-great-grandchildren, Lana Price, Kaslyn, Willow and Gabriel Chandler; and a special friend who was like a son, Lonnie Deal.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 26, 2024, at 1 p.m. at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Scott Eanes and Rev. Paul Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Brookdale Peachtree, especially Brittany, Bonnie, and Amy, and to Nell’s Hospice nurse, Patty.

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Loftin family.