Lofton Phillips, age 90, of Buford, GA, formerly of Smyrna, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steve Phillips and Toni (Lyons) Phillips of Marietta, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Joy (Phillips) Sharp and Ralph Sharp, of Norcross, GA; daughter, Jill (Phillips) Southerland of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren: Stephen and Shellie Phillips, Stanford and Lindsey Phillips, Samantha Phillips, Savannah Phillips, Hudson Phillips, Phillip and Amanda Stroud, Madison Sharp, Brittany and John Kivett, Brannan and Julia Southerland, and Blake Southerland; 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Also, surviving, his nephew, Joe Crump and Lofton’s caregiver and friend, Regina Lecates. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Lene Phillips and grandson, Tyler Stroud, two brothers and one sister. Lofton was born in Crossville, AL. He attended Ider High School in Sand Mountain, AL. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He founded Northwest Exterminating Company in 1951. He was a board member of Greater Atlanta Christian School where he served for many years and was a member of Campus Church of Christ. He was a leader, patriot, and a friend to many. He had a tender heart, a mischievous sense of humor and never met a stranger. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Campus Church. His remains will be placed Instate at the church at 11:00 a.m. Dr. David Fincher of Greater Atlanta Christian School will officiate. Interment will follow at The Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery, Marietta, GA. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Campus Church, 1525 Indian Trail Road, Norcross, GA 30093. Those desiring may make a donation to Georgia Agape, 3094 Mercer University Dr. Ste. 200, Atlanta, GA 30341, or Greater Atlanta Christian School, 1575 Indian Trail Rd., Norcross, GA 30093.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to all the family on the loss of Lofton. He was a fine Christian and enjoyed it when he would visit our congregation. Emma Lene, his wife, passed a few years earlier. She was a very fine Christian, too, and always dressed so pretty.

  2. Your Dad and Grandfather will be dearly missed by so many. We have lots of happy memories of Lofton and Emma Lene from Smyna Church of Christ. They were the most hospitable and loving Christians to us when we first moved to Smyrna. Blessings to your families as your have memories and their legacy that will live on in you. Love, Ron and Janice

  3. Your Dad was a kind man and we loved your Mom. May they rest together again. Thinking of you all. Prayers for peace in the days ahead.

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