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Mildred Love (8-20-17) service 8-26-17

March 20, 1926 – Aug. 20, 2017
Mildred Shelby Love passed away on Sunday, Aug. 20, at the age of 91, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, surrounded by family.
She was a native of Hardin County. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Love; parents, Grady and Erma Shelby; sisters, Betty Blackwelder Brown and Lois Blackwelder; brothers, J.C. Shelby and Guy Shelby; and son-in-law, Hayes D. Hargis.
She is survived by her children, Neda Chester Hargis of Savannah, Dr. M.D. “Buzz” Alexander of Franklin, Tennessee; stepdaughters, Laura Love Jones of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Janice Love and Brenda Love of Amarillo, Texas; sisters, Margaret Rickman of Adamsville and Erma Jean Clement of Moline, Illinois; grandchildren, Camille Chester of Murfreesboro, Stephanie Bogue and husband Jason of Franklin, Tennessee, Reed Alexander and Ben Alexander of Franklin, Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Mildred worked at Farmers Home Administration for many years. She gave her life to the Lord early in life and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time outdoors, and visiting with her friends and family. She was a role model to countless people for her wisdom, humility and grace. She was small in stature but large in heart, a true angel who touched and blessed many others in her life. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends at 11 a.m., on Saturday Aug. 26, with service at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Home, 450 Church Street, Savannah. Burial will follow at New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center.

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