Sarah Lofton, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 25. She was 77.
Lofton was born in Kinston, North Carolina on January 26, 1930.
She is survived by her son, James Edward Whitfield; granddaughters, Donna Whitfield-Raphael (Arnold) and Maritinia Whitfield; great-grandchildren, Tyesha and Dwayne Whitfield, Arlinda Raphael, John Dabney III, and Donnie Hodge; cousins, Robert "Bob" and John Rouse Delphina, Herman Lawson, Patricia J. Williams, Sherrill Alston, and Vanessa Black; special friends, Mary Watson, Gladys Anderson, Debbie Madison and Laverne Cromer.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney's Funeral Home, with visitation and services at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Disposition was by Oxford Hill Crematory, in Chester, New York.