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Eula Perkins Vance Loftis / February 05, 2018

Eula Perkins Vance Loftis, age 91, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at the Sentara Woodview. She was born in Halifax County on Aug. 30, 1926. She was the daughter of Eugene Thomas Perkins and Elizabeth Alexander Hughes Perkins.

She was a member of Berry Hill Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Loftis is survived by her son, Sanford E. Vance, wife Peggi of Virginia Beach grandson, Michael Vance and wife Trish and their children, Alexander and Madison of New Jersey, Christopher Vance and wife Kathy and their son, Lucas Alexander of Florida, granddaughter, Brandi V. Todd and husband David and their son, Jackson of Virginia Beach, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Loftis was predeceased by her first husband, Milford Vance Sr. and husband Nelson Page Loftis. Also predeceased by son, Milford Vance Jr. and brothers, Sanford and Eugene Perkins.

A funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Betsy Soto officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Kidney Foundation, 1622 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228 or Berry Hill Presbyterian Church, 1589 Berry Hill Road, South Boston, VA 24592 or a charity of your choice.

Thank you for the care of Mrs. Loftis at Boston Commons and Sentara Woodview and to Dr. Michael Fredericks and his staff at South Boston Urology and Nephrology Clinic.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, Powell Cremation Services.

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