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Leon G. Loatman ~1946-2007
15 sep 2007.
Leon G. Loatman, of Willmington, N.C., and formerly of Bridgeton, aged 61, passed away on Sept. 10, 2007. He was the son of Elsie Webster and the stepson of Edward Webster. He was the father of Deanna and Jacquelynn Brouck, and also had several family members in the New Jersey area. Leon was predeceased by one daughter, Bobbie Me¹Chelle Loatman-McDuffy and father, Morton Langley. Leon was employed by the Cumberland County Sheriffs Department. He retired in 2002 after 26 years of service. Burial will be private in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Arrangements were handled by Wilmington Burial & Cremation, 1535 41st St., Wilmington, N.C.
Leon L. "Speedy" Loatman Sr. 1926-1995
Leon L. Loatman Sr., 69, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Bridgeton, died Jan. 20 at the Anaheim Medical Center after a very sudden death. Born in Bridgeton, he had resided there until moving to California 15 years ago.
While In Bridgeton he was employed at Wilner’s Liquor Store. He was known as “Speedy” to his friends and owned Speedy Cab Co. while in Bridgeton. In his later years he was an avid reader, fisherman and golfer.
He is survived by five sons, Bruce Bertino and Keith Loatman of California, Leon L Loatman Jr., Perry Loatman and Timothy Loatman of Bridgeton; one brother, Raymond. Loatman of Vineland, three sisters Bertha Rivera of Greenwich, Elsie Webster of Florida and Florence Seeney of Salem; and nine grandchildren.
He was a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape American Indian and there will be a ceremonial spreading of his ashes in April. For details contact his sons, Leon at 451-4302 or Perry at 455-0047.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, Bridgeton.
Leon L. Loatman ~1900-1976
(Written note; d. 1976)
Leon L. Loatman, 76, of RD 2, Sheppard’s Mill Road, died Friday in Bridgeton Hospital following 16 years of declining health. Born in Fairton Township, he lived all his life in this area. He was employed with Jacob Halter, contractor, where he worked 11 years. Prior to this he was a farmer.
He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth, two sons, Leon Jr. and Raymond of Bridgeton; five daughters, Bertha Rivera, Edith Williams and Elsie Webster of Bridgeton, Evelyn Lockman of Millville and Florence Seeney of Salem. Also, one brother, Oscar Loatman of Greenwich; 37 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Services will be held from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 E. Commerce St. with the Rev. G. Keenyon officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park. in Shiloh. Viewing will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lively Funeral Home.
Lettie Pierce Loatman 1877-1954
27 Dec 12/27/1954
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003
Lettie Pierce Loatman, wife of Robert Loatman, Sr., of Roadstown, died on Christmas night in Bridgeton Hospital following an illness of two months. Mrs. Loatman was 67 years of age.
Mrs. Loatman, a life-long resident of Cumberland County, is survived, besides her husband, by two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Mosley, Greenwich, and Mrs. Margaret Day, Bridgeton; four sisters, Mrs. Verna Webster, Lilia Mink, Mrs. Viola Baudet and Mrs. Hazel Ricketts; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, where Mrs. Loatman had been a member for over 40 years. The pastor, the Rev. J.H. Wilson, will officiate. Interment will be in Broad Street Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening, at the Cornelius J. Mack Funeral Home.
Lewis V. Loatman Sr. ~1925-1987
1. Obituary: Lewis V. Loatman, Sr., 62, of N. Stave Mill Road, Hopewell Township, died Thursday evening in Bridgeton Hospital where he was a patient five days. He had been in failing health for one year.
Born in Cedarville, the son of the late Linwood and Anna Hughes Loatman, he was the husband of Sarah E. (nee Mosley) Loatman. A resident of this community for most of his life, he had resided at his present address 16 years.
Mr. Loatman was employed by Rovner’s Department Store for three and a half years, retiring due to disability last June. He previously. worked for the former Goldberg Furniture Store for 28 years and at the former Weber’s Furniture World For several years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. Mr. and Mrs. Loatman celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this past June.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons: Lewis V. Loatman Jr.; A. Herbert Mosley and John Anthony Mosley, all of Bridgeton; Anthony Loatman of Millville and Alfred L. Loatman, at home; nine brothers, Sherman Loatman of Greenwich; James Loatman of Fairton; Alvin Loatman of Springfield, Mass., Linwood Loatman Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif., Leslie Loatman of New Brunswick, Canada, Harold Cuff, Morris Loatman, Thomas Loatman and William Loatman, all of Bridgeton; four sisters, Lillian Mosley, Harriet Darrisaw, Adeline Dixon and Anna Steward, all of Bridgeton; nine grandchildren arid many nieces and nephews He was predeceased by a brother. Richard N. Loatman in 1980.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Nyada Clarke, pastor of the St. John United Methodist Church in Fordville, on Monday at 1 p.m. from the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce Street, Bridgeton. The interment will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends wilt be received one hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: LOATMAN —Of 54 N. Stave Mill Rd., Hopewell Twp., N.J., on Thursday, Feb. 19, 1987. Lewis V. Loatman Sr husband of Sarah E. (nee Mosley) Loatman, father of Lewis V. Loatman Jr., Anthony Loatman, Alfred L. Loatman, A. Herbert Mosley and Anthony Mosley. Aged 62 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 East Commerce St., Bridgeton on Monday. Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. The interment will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home.
3. Memorial: In Memory Of Lewis V. Loatman, Sr., Who Resided At 54 N. Stave Mill Road, Bridgeton, N.J. Date Of Birth February 10, 1925. Date Of Death February 19, 1987. Place And Time Of Services: Tuesday, February 24,1987 At 1 P.M. Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home Bridgeton, N.J. Clergyman Rev. Nyada Clarke. Place Of Interment Gouldtown Memorial Park Gouldtown, N.J.
4. Services Held Announcement: Services for Lewis V. Loatman, Sr., 62, of 54 N. Stave Mill Road, Hopewell Township, were conducted by the Rev. Nyada Clarke, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Fordville, assisted by the Rev. Alvin Stokes, pastor of Trinty A.M.E. Church in Gouldtown, on Tuesday afternoon from the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St.
Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Loatman’s sons, Lewis V. Loatman Jr., Anthony Loatman, Alfred L. Loatman, A. Herbert Mosley and John Anthony Mosley and cousins David Loatman, Jr. and David Loatman 3rd. Interment was in Gouldtown Memorial Park.
Mr. Loatman was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the American flag that draped his caslet was presented to his wife, Sarah, at graveside.
Lillian B. Loatman 1892-1984
Funeral Services for the late Lillian Loatman, St. Johns United Methodist Church, Pastor: Rev. Nyada Clarke, September 16, 1984.
Lillian B. Loatman, the daughter of the late Ephraim Mosley and Sarah Johnson Mosley, and the wife of the late Oliver Loatman, departed this life Thursday, September 13, 1984.
She was born January 23, 1892 in Dover, Del., where she resided during her childhood, moving to New Jersey as a young adult. Her father being a minister, she had a strong Christian background, which she showed by reaffirming her faith at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordsville.
Lillian enjoyed life and shared that joy with those whose lives she touched in her 92 years. She left a lasting impression and many memories, some to be shared, others to be cherished.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Loatman Wright; six grandsons: Joseph, Hartley, Frank, Jerry, Ronald and Barry; five granddaughters, Lillie, Hazel, Alice, Jackie and Eva; 43 great-grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway and Elsie Davis. There are also several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Lillian B. Loatman 1928-2012
25 April 2012
Lillie B. Loatman, age 83, of
Bridgetondied Monday, April 23, 2012, at South Jersey Extended Care in following a five year period of declining health. She was born in Bridgeton on Dec. 10, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Joseph Harold Loatman and Rebecca Mosley Loatman. Stow Creek Township
Bridgetonresident for the past 44 years, she had come to the area from . Ms. Loatman had been employed with several clothing companies in the area including the former Theber Company in Newark . She was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indians of New Jersey. Bridgeton
Surviving are a son, Hartley Loatman of Newark; two sisters, Alice Reese of Newark and Eva Caesar of Alloway; a brother, Jerry Loatman of Hopewell Township and three grandchildren, Taylor Rae, Pharon and Lillian, all of Georgia. She was predeceased by a son, CPL Rodney Loatman, five brothers, Joseph, Hartley, Frank, Ronald and Barry Loatman and three sisters, Hazel Loatman, Jacqueline McGill and Edith Loatman.
Private graveside funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at
Gouldtown Memorial Parkin where burial will follow the services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Fairfield Township . Written condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com. Upper Deerfield Township
Linwood Loatman III ~1933-2007
5 Jan 2007.
Linwood Loatman III, 74, of
died at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Loatman was born in Bridgeton and was the son of the late Linwood Loatman Jr. and Sarah Lloyd Loatman. He had lived in Bridgeton Bridgetonfor the past 16 years and prior to that he had resided in for 30 years. Los Angeles, Calif.
Prior to his retirement, Linwood was a truck driver by trade and was a member of the Western Conference of Teamsters Union. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and had served as a medic.
Survivors include: three sons, Bruce C. Loatman (Rita) of Philadelphia, Pa., Linwood Loatman IV, Los Angeles, Calif. and Matthew Loatman (Tiffany), Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Wanda Nichols, Atlanta, Ga.; four brothers, Morris Loatman (Rita), Bridgeton, Thomas Loatman, Bridgeton, Leslie Loatman (Evelyn), St. John¹s, New Brunswick, Canada and Edward Loatman (Ann) Somerdale; three sisters, Harriet Darrisaw, Bridgeton, Adeline Dixon (Arvey), Fairfield Township and Anna Steward, Bridgeton and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur Loatman, William Loatman and Richard Loatman and two sisters, Lillian Mosley and Sara Waters.
Funeral services will be held in the Crusaders for
, Christ Church Reeves Road, Bridgeton, on Monday afternoon, Jan. 8, at 1 o¹clock. Burial will be in Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery, . A viewing will be held at the church on Monday between 11a.m. and 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Hopewell Township . Upper Deerfield Township
Margaret Carney Loatman ~1899-1986
1. Obituary: Margaret E. Loatman, 87, of RD --, Box 131, Davis Mill Road died Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Isabel) Durham, with whom she had resided for the past 10 years. She had been in failing health for the past 4 1/2 years and seriously ill for the past two years.
Born in Cheswold, Del., the daughter of the late John A. and Wilmina Durham Carney, she was the wife of the late Samuel W. Loatman. Prior to residing with her daughter, she had lived at RD 2, Sheppard's Mill Road. Mrs. Loatman was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church of Fordville.
Surviving are a son, James Loatman of Fordville; three daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Beatrice) Munson of Bridgeton, Mrs. Carlton (Anna) Coker Sr. and Mrs. Albert (Betty Durham, both of Dover, Del; 31 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, seven great-great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, John Loatman, and a daughter, Thelma Mosley.
Services will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Fordville. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home.
2. Death Notice: LOATMAN -- Of RD 3, Box 131 Davis Mill Road, Bridgeton. N.J., on Tuesday, July 22, 1986. Margaret (nee Carney) Loatman, wife of the late Samuel W. Loatman, mother of James Loatman, Beatrice Munson, Isabel Durham, Anna Coker and Betty Durham, aged 87 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from St. John’s Methodist Church, Fordville, on Saturday morning, July 26 at 12 noon. Interment at the church cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday between 11 and 12 at the church. Arrangements under the direction of the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Ave, Bridgeton.
Margaret Gould Loatman 1923-1957
7 May 1957
Contributed by Paul Johnson 5 Jun 2003
Margaret L. Loatman, wife of Lewis Loatman, 12 Ballard Avenue, passed away Saturday in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She was 32 years of age and had been in failing health for the past three years. Mrs. Loatman was born in Fairfield and had made her home in Fairfield Township and Bridgeton. She was a member of the John Wesley Church and was an active member of the Usher Board.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Lewis, Jr., and Anthony; her mother, Mrs. Harriet Gould Miller; a step-father, Rosco Miller; five sisters: Mrs. Emily Streets, Mrs. Malvina Saunders, Mrs. Ada Hughes, Mrs. Mary Warren and Mrs. Julia Thompson; three brothers, Arthur Gould, Nathaniel Gould, and Claude Gould and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 oclock from John Wesley Church, South Avenue. Interment will be in the Fordville Memorial Park. Friends may call this evening at the Lively Funeral Home, 85 South Pine Street, from 7 to 9 oclock.
Marykay Loatman ~1956-2004
24 Jun 2004
MaryKay Loatman, age 48, of Bridgeton, died Wednesday morning, June 23, 2004 at her home. She had been in declining health for the past two and a half years. Born in Millville, the daughter of the late Emerson and Margaret Noble Blizzard, she was the wife of Raymond P. Loatman. She was a lifetime Bridgeton area resident.
Before retirement due to her health in April of this year, Mrs. Loatman had been employed at the Cumberland Manor in Hopewell Twp. for 14 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Von Mendez of Blackwood and Raymond P. Loatman Jr. of Millville; twin daughters, Diana Lynn Ortega of Clayton and Keysha Maria Loatman of Rosenhayn; a brother, Raymond Blizzard of Port Norris; four sisters, Ellen Cox of Laurel Lake, Diane Blizzard and Linda Blizzard, both of Glassboro and Geradline Duffield of Millville; and six grandchildren, Kayla Mendez, Calep Jordan Solo, Christian Ortega, Dalycia Ortega, Jadia Bree Lopez and Celise Hill.
Funeral services will be held at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Hwy #77, Upper Deerfield Twp. on Friday afternoon, June 25, at 4 p.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Friday afternoon one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.
Morris Loatman, Jr. died 2005
9 Jul 2005
Morris Loatman, Jr.(affectionately known as Bug) departed this world on July 7, 2005 after being in declining health for the last 5 years. Born in
, he attended the Bridgeton Public School System, and was a lifelong resident. Bridgeton
He enjoyed times spent with his family and friends. His favorite past times were watching TV and trying to master video games.
He was predeceased by his mother Mary E. Loatman in May 1989. Leaving to cherish his memory are two daughters La’Tina and La’Toya Anthony of Philadelphia, Pa., one son Morris Loatman III of Mizpah, one stepson Sharrod Woods (Tom) of
, 4 granddaughters Kianna, Makhira of Philadelphia, Pa., Sa’Daesha and Shariya of Bridgeton. Father Morris Sr. (Rita) one sister Evelyn Grimes (Taurus), a beloved nephew Samuel Patterson (Skeet), one great nephew Christopher Patterson. Best friend Ricky Satterfield (Wolf) and a beloved long time companion Jacqueline Woods all of Bridgeton . His extended family consists of two stepbrothers William and Thomas Overs, sisters-in-law Annette, Gloria of Hartford, Conn., Marlene of Bridgeton. Brothers-in-law Eugene of Bridgeton Hartford, Conn., Vandell, Isaac (Mann) and Ronnie of . Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to cherish his memory. Bridgeton
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Monday, July 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the
in Christ, Churchof God 93 Main St.Fairton.
Oliver Loatman 1892-1966
11 May 1966
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003
Oliver Loatman, 73 of the Roadstown Road, died at Hunterdon County Hospital Tuesday morning after an illness of nine months.
He was born in Kent County, Del., and lived most of his life in Bridgeton area. He had his own farm on the Roadstown Road.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian; a daughter, Rebecca Loatman; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Pierce, Mrs. Ada Coombs and Mrs. Mary Pierce, all of Bridgeton; two brothers, Robert and Jerry Loatman of Bridgeton; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2pm, from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 East Commerce Street, with interment in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends may call at the residence of the deceased Saturday from 7 to 8pm.
Oscar Loatman Sr. ~1893-1985
1. Obituary: Oscar Loatman Sr., . 92, of Ye Greate Street, Greenwich died Saturday evening at the Cumberland County Medical Center, where he had been a patient one week. He had been in failing health the past 10 years and confined to his bed the past nine years.
Born in Delaware, the son of the late James and Adeline Carney Loatman, he was the husband of the late Alice Pierce Loatman. He had resided at his present address the past 63 years, where he had been engaged in farming.
He is survived by four sons, Oscar Loatman Jr. of Dover, Del., Henry Loatman Sr. and Kenneth Loatman, both of Greenwich, and Russell Loatman of Elmer; four daughters, Mrs. Marvel (Sara L.) Durham of Greenwich, Lena Durham of California, Mrs. Leonard (Marion) Davis of Pennsville and Alice Loatman of Greenwich; 11 grandchildren five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Ave. The family requests no public viewing.
2. Death Notice: LOATMAN -- Greenwich, N.J., on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1985. Oscar Loatman Sr., husband of the late Alice (nee Pierce) Loatman, father of Oscar, Jr., Henry, Sr., Kenneth and Russell Loatman, Sara L. Durham, Lena Durham. Marion Davis and Alice Loatman, aged 92 years.
Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Ave., Bridgeton. The family requests no public viewing.
Oscar "Steve" Loatman Jr. 1915-2013
23 Sep 2013
Oscar "Steve" Loatman, Jr. of Dover passed away on Saturday September 21, 2013 at Pinnacle Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna. He was 98. He was born April 29, 1915 in Deerfield Township, New Jersey to the late Alice and Oscar Loatman, Sr.
Mr. Loatman had worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. He farmed in New Jersey and Delaware then worked for Dover Trucking and Lowes as well as driving for the local Amish. Mr. Loatman was a member of the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church where he had been a deacon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and watching the Phillies.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Helen Dolly Loatman; brothers and sisters, Henry and Russell Loatman, Sarah Durham, Marion Davis, Lena Durham, Alice (Peadie) Loatman; great granddaughter Andrea Loatman. He is survived by son, Donald Loatman and his wife Betty; brother, Buck Loatman; grandchildren, Donald Loatman, Jr. and Barbara Loatman; great grandson, Sean Loatman; great great grandson, Dillion Loatman and a host of beloved nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held 12pm, Thursday , September 26, 2013 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call from 6-8 Wednesday evening. Interment will be in the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4950 Pearsons Corner Road, Dover, 19904.
Raymond H. Loatman ~1931-2004
2 Sep 2004
Our sympathy & prayers are being sent being sent to the family of the late Raymond H. (Peck) Loatman, age 73, of Upper Deerfield Township who died Aug. 14 at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, where he had been a patient for one day. He had been in declining health for the past year. Born in Hopewell Twp., he was the son of the late Leon and Myrtle Pierce Loatman. He had lived at his present address for one year; prior to that he had resided in the Vineland and Bridgeton areas.
Mr. Loatman was a truck driver his entire working life, having driven for several local companies.
Mr. Loatman was predeceased by his adopted parents, Walton and Maybelle Seeney, who raised him. At the time of his retirement, he drove for Progressive Foods in Vineland. Survivors include two sons, Raymond P. Loatman of Upper Deerfield Township and Fred Loatman of Fairfield Township; two daughters, Cindylou and Melissa, both of Bridgeton; three sisters, Bertha Rivera of Greenwich, Florence Seeney of Salem, and Elsie Webster of Florida; a brother, Melvin Durham of Fairton, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two daughters, Sharen Lee Loatman and Felecia Loatman; a brother, Leon Loatman and two sisters, Edith Williams and Marie Gould.
Services were from the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 Rt. 77, Upper Deerfield Town-ship. Burial was private at the convenience of the family.
Richard Nelson Loatman 1926-1980
1. Funeral Program: November 12, 1926 - August 11, 1980. Richard Nelson Loatman. Friday, August 15, 1980 - 1:00 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville, New Jersey. Reverend A.A. Berry, Officiating.
Richard Nelson Loatman was born November 12, 1926 in Lawrence Township to Linwood and Anna Hughes Loatman. At the death of his mother, Richard went to live with his Aunt and Uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Cuff in Salem County, where he began his schooling. Later years the family moved to Bridgeton where Richard continued his education until he was inducted into the armed services.
He served in the Pacific zone - Guam & Japan during his tour of duty.
On March 31, 1946 he was married to Ella Clarice Mosley. Of this union were six children, Richard of Lawrenceville; Michael of New York; Jesse of Pittsburgh; Robert of Bridgeton and twins, Phillip of Fort Bragg, N.C.; Sadie of Bridgeton and one granddaughter, Shannon.
Also surviving are twelve brothers; Sherman of Greenwich; James of Fairton; Alvin of Springfield, Mass.; Harold and Lester Cuff of Bridgeton, Donald Cuff of Atco; Linwood Jr. of California, Leslie of Canada; Morris, Thomas and William of Bridgeton; and six sisters, Marguerite Harmon and Lillian Mosley of Bridgeton; Velda Ridgeway of Greenwich; Harriet Darrisaw, Adeline Dixon, Anna Steward all of Bridgeton; two aunts, Mrs. Minnie Hughes and Mrs. Mary Hughes and an Uncle Oscar Loatman of Greenwich, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Richard was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Fordville. He was an avid gardener and loved to share his produce with his neighbors and friends.
Though he had been critically ill for seven years he never lost his smile and a good word for everyone he met. He is known around the Bridgeton area because he worked in many of the sewing establishments. He was liked by all.
Rodney Ellis Loatman (Corporal) 1948-1967
Birth: Jan. 12, 1948; Death: Nov. 23, 1967, Quang Nam, Vietnam
Contributed by John C. Carter
Vietnam Wall: Panel 30E, Row 71
CPL CO D 31 INF
196 LT INF BDE
Burial: Gouldtown Memorial Park, Gouldtown, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Ronald Oliver Loatman 1949-1988
1. Funeral Program: Funeral Services For The Late Ronald Oliver Loatman, January 21, 1949 - December 5, 1988
John Wesley Methodist Church, Pastor: Rev. Matthew Brown, December 10, 1988. Mortician — Wesley Funeral Home. Interment: Broad Street Cemetery
Ronald Oliver Loatman, the son of the late J. Harold Loatman and Rebecca Wright, departed this life Monday, December 5, 1988.
Born January 21, 1949 in Bridgeton, N.J., he attended area schools and was a Veteran of the Viet Nam War.
Ronald was a very quiet, friendly person. His quiet presence, quick smile, and his friendliness will be remembered by all who knew him.
He is survived by his mother Rebecca Wright; one daughter Kristie; five brothers Joseph, Hartley, Frank, Jerry and Barry; five sisters Lillian, Hazel, Alice, Jackie and Eva; several nieces, nephews and two great aunts; and predeceased by one sister Edith.
Russell Loatman ~1925-1990
1. Obituary: Russell Loatman, 65, of RD 4 Box 254 Buck Road, Elmer, died Saturday morning at his home after being seriously ill the past three months and in failing health the past seven months.
Russell Loatman, born in Greenwich, the son of the late Oscar and Alice Pierce Loatman Sr., and was the husband of Edith Durham Loatman. He had resided at his present address the past 30 years and had been an area resident all his life. Mr. Loatman retired from Don Rogers Inc. of Bridgeton in 1978 due to disability after 20 years of service.
In addition to his wife, surviving are a son, Michael P. Loatman of Bridgeton, three brothers Oscar Loatman Jr. of Dover, Del., Henry Loatman and Kenneth Loatman, both of Greenwich; three sisters, Sara Durham of Greenwich, Lena Durham of California, Marion Davis of Pennsville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Eric Loatman, and. a sister Alice Loatman in 1988.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road (Route 49), Salem with the Rev. Thomas Morgan, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene of Bridgeton, officiating. Interment will be at Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends will be received 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions in Mr. Loatman’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Salem County Unit, 19 N. Main St., Woodstown, N.J. 08098; the Hospice of Salem County, 309 Salem-Woodstown Road, Salem, N.J. 08079; or to the Memorial Fund of the First Church of the Nazarene, Bridgeton. N.J. 08302.
2. Death Notice: LOATMAN — Of R.D. 4 Box 254, Buck Road, Elmer, N.J., on Saturday, March 24, 1990. Russell Loatman, husband of Edith (nee Durham) Loatman, father of Michael P. Loatman, aged 65 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Wednesday morning, March 28, at 11 am. from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road (Rt. 49), Salem. Interment will be made at Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday evening after 7 p.m. If desired, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Salem County Unit, 19 N. Main St., Woodstown, N.J. 08098, the Hospice of Salem County, 309 Salem-Woodstown Road, Salem, N.J. 08079 or to the Memorial Fund of the First Church of the Nazarene, 350 West Park Drive, Bridgeton, N.J. 08302.
Samuel W. Loatman
Samuel W. Loatman, 34, of Bridgeton died Monday in South Jersey Hospital-Bridgeton after an extended illness. Son of Margaret E. (nee Mosley) and the late John Henry Loatman, he was born in Mannington Township and moved to Bridgeton three years ago from Hopewell Township;
The 1981 graduate of Cumberland Regional High School had worked at the Murbeck Co., Bridgeton.
Surviving in addition to his mother are five sisters, Jackie Mosley of Salem, Terry Dunkley of Pleasantville, Wendy of Pittsgrove Township and Candy M. Donato and Ann Margaret, both ,of Hopewell] Township; a brother, John H. of Bridgeton; and his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Mosley of Pedricktown.
Family friend Edward Stewart will officiate at services at 1 p.m. Friday in the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton, where friends may call after noon. Burial will be in Fordville Methodist Cemetery, Fairfield Township.
Sarah E. Lloyd Loatman ~1913-1998
29 Jul 1998
Sarah E. Loatman, 85, of Bridgeton died Monday in Cumberland Manor. Born in Bridgeton, daughter of the late William and Louisa (Cuff) Lloyd, she was a homemaker.
Surviving are six sons, Linwood and Thomas, both of Bridgeton, William of Millville, Morris Sr. of Vineland, Leslie of St. John, Canada, and Edward of Somerdale; five daughters, Lillian Mosley, Anna Steward, and Harriet Darrisaw, all of Bridgeton; and Sara Waters and Adeline Dixon, both of Millville; 70 grandchildren; 130 great- grandchildren and 20 great-great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Linwood; a son, Arthur, two brothers and two sisters.
The Rev. Franklin T. Hart will officiate at services at 11 a.m. Friday in the Crusaders for Christ Church, Reeves Road, Bridgeton, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Arrangements are by the Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton.
Tatum L. Loatman ~1979-2006
16 Nov 2006
Tatum L. Loatman, 27, of Millville, died suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, the result of injuries received in a car-truck accident on Route 40, Pilesgrove Township, Salem County. Her mother and father, Hartley R. Loatman Sr. and Barbara Brown Loatman were also killed in the accident. Tatum was born in
Bridgetonand had lived in for most of her life. Millville
She had previously been employed as assistant manager at the Caring House, Inc. in
Survivors include: nine siblings, Sadie A. Pierce-Harris, South Plainfield, Hartley R. Loatman Jr.,
Camden, Jeffrey Michael Loatman, Beaumont, Texas, Vicki L. Jones, Vineland, Karen Vera, Millville, Maxine J. Graham, Millville, Harlin F. Loatman, Millville, Rodney E. Loatman, Millvilleand Tanora S. Loatman, and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Wendy Loatman and Brenda Brown and a brother, Marcus Loatman. Millville
Funeral services will be held in the
, Glory Tabernacle Church Buckshutem Road, FairfieldTownship, on Friday morning, Nov. 17, at 11 o¹clock. Burial will be at Fernwood Memorial Parkin . A viewing will be held at the church on Friday morning between 9 and 11 o¹clock. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Hopewell Township . Written condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhome.com. Upper Deerfield Township
Thomas Robert Loatman 1927-1980
Contributed by Paul Johnson 21 Jun 2003
Thomas Robert Loatman, 54, of 3331 N. Bouvier St., Philadelphia died Monday morning in the Medical College of Pennsylvania where he had been a patient for the past year. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of Margaret Day of Roadstown and the late Thomas Carney. He had resided with a very close friend, Hattie Burney, at the Philadelphia address for several years.
Besides his mother he is survived by a daughter, Lucille Durham of Bridgeton; a son, Luther Loatman of Albuquerque, N.M.,; a brother, Edward Sammons of Camden; three grandsons; his stepfather, Vincent Day of Roadstown; his stepmother, Mabel Carney; two stepsisters, Agnes Green and Dorthey Tudos, both of Bridgeton and a stepbrother, Jack Sammons of Willingboro.
Services will be conducted Thursday at 1pm by the Rev. Woodson Moore, pastor of the Fairton Christian Center, from the Wesleys Funeral Home, 17 Burlington Avenue. Interment will be made in Broad Street Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday afternoon one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Timothy Loatman ~1955-2003
Cumberland County Reminder, Smoke Signals column, 21 August 2003
Timothy Loatman, 48, formerly of Bridgeton, passed away suddenly at his home in Anaheim, Calif. on July 29. He was the son of Sigrid Loatman and the late Leon Loatman Sr.
He is survived by six children, Timothy Jr., David, Angel, Crystal, Jessie and Cheyenne; four brothers, Bruce of California, Leon Jr. and Perry of Bridgeton and Keith of Texas; 4 grandchildren; a friend, Mary Price, and many other relatives and friends in the Bridgeton area.
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