THOMSON, Ga. - Miss Keryn Loflin, 91, died Saturday, December 26, 2009, in the Lynn Haven Health & Rehabilitation, in Gray Ga. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 in the Thomson First United Methodist Church with the Revs. John Barnes, Beverly Casstevens and Liza Marler officiating. Burial followed in Westview Cemetery. Miss Loflin, daughter of the late James Andrew and Frances Burdette Loflin was born August 27, 1918 in Wilkes County, Ga., but moved to Thomson at a young
age. After graduating from Thomson High School in 1935 Miss Loflin worked at Thomson Company until 1941. From 1941-46 she worked at Knox Brothers Lumber Company. In
1946 she was asked by Rev. Charles Allen of Thomson First United Methodist Church to take the position of church secretary. For 37 years she served 12 different pastors until
her retirement in 1983. A faithful member of her church for more than 75 years, she also served as a member of the Finance Committee for 60 years, retiring at the end of
2006. She remained active in her church until a few months before her death. In addition to her secretarial duties Miss Loflin filled many other roles in the church, but her love was working with the children and youth; many of them affectionately called her "Miss Keryn" After her retirement from the church, Miss Loflin worked for the Wilson family at Wilson Homes and their other businesses from 1984 to 2004. The Wilson's nominated her for, and she was chosen Secretery of the Year for McDuffie County in 1999.
In addition to her parents, Miss Loflin was preceded in death by her brother, James Pierce Loflin. She is survived by her niece, Lee Loflin Chapman and husband, Allan, of Macon; her nephew, Ross Loflin, Joyce Loflin and her great niece, Kayla Loflin all of Augusta. Pallbearers were Bill Harvey, Jack Harvey, Jim Alfriend, Bob Knox Jr., Tommy Neal, and Jim Wilson. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Thomson First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Thomson Ga. 30824.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.