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Tobitha Loftis Thompson / July 09, 2019

Tobitha “Toby” Loftis Thompson, wife of the late William H. Thompson, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the age of 88. She was born in Abbeville, S.C., on July 17, 1930 to the late John Evans Loftis and Lula Watkins Loftis. Toby, along with her late husband, owned and operated Thompson Pharmacy. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Toby is survived by her children, Mary C. Carter of Richmond, John E. McWhite (Daphne) of Ocean Isle, N.C., William L. McWhite of Latta, S.C., Nancy M. Tackett (Tim) of South Hill, Jackie T. Bracey (Bobby) of Greensboro, N.C., and Bill Thompson Jr. of Clarksville. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jay Carter (Anne), Gregory Silverman, Amanda McWhite, Matthew McWhite (Abbey), MariCatherine McWhite, Caroline Suits (Jordan), and Michael McWhite; step-grandsons, Austin Tackett (Hilary) and Colby Tackett; as well as great-grandchildren, Paige Carter, Sheppard Carter and step-great grandsons, Bryson Tackett, Levi Tackett, Warner Tackett and Abram Tackett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Thomas Benson McWhite and step-daughter, Geraldine Buchannon.

In memory of Toby Thompson and in keeping with her wishes, friends and family were welcomed at the home of her daughter, Nancy Tackett, on Sunday, July 7, from 2-6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to the American Cancer Society, Clarksville Fire Department or Mecklenburg County Life Saving & Rescue Squad be considered.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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