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Monnie Garland Love

Monnie Garland Love, age 94, Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. She w as born in Relief, NC but had lived most of her life in Erwin. Mrs. Love moved to Hampstead, NC where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law for the past five years. She was a daughter of the late Nath and Mercy Griffith Garland. She worked at Southern Pottery from a young age until the pottery closed in 1957. After the pottery closed, she worked at home where she loved to garden and work in her flowers. Mrs. Love was a member of Love Chapel Christian Church, Erwin for over seventy years. She attended the Christian Church in Wilmington, NC while living with her daughter and son-in-law.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-nine years, Wayne Love on March 25, 2009; two grandsons: Curtis Banks and Jeff Vaughan; three brothers: Earl, Berl and Ross Garland; four sisters: Gertha Gage, Lola Gage, Eula Johnson and Wanda Riddle.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories one daughter, Vivian Vaughan and husband, Charlie, Hampstead, NC; one brother, Lloyd Garland, Erwin; one sister, Marie Branham, Rockwood, TN; three grandchildren: Justin Banks and wife, Georgeanne, Hampstead, NC, Amelia Banks, Castle Hayne, NC and Victoria Benhoff, Wilmington, NC; five great grandchildren: Aaron and Ashlee Banks, both of Hampstead, NC, Nicole Holliday, Castle Hayne, NC, Calisa Benhoff, Wilmington, NC and Chelsea Adkins, Hilton Head, SC. Mrs. Love was so grateful for her relationships with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her family dearly. Several nieces and nephews who loved her as one of their own parents also survive.

The family will receive friends Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 12:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Minister Robert Bess will officiate at the 1:30 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Pallbearers will be men of Love Chapel Christian Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens, Johnson City.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may send contributions in memory of Mrs. Love to Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Love family. (423) 743-1380.