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Barbara Ann Love, 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, surrounded by her caring family.
Barbara was born in Savannah on Nov. 3, 1944, to the late Edward Silvers and Gladys Corn Silvers. Barbara was also preceded by her brothers, Ralph Silvers, Ronnie Silvers, Junior Silvers and Raymond Silvers.
Barbara loved her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother and Nana. She was a faithful follower of Christ. She enjoyed her prayer group which brought her great joy and strength through the years. Barbara retired in 2009 as the Whitfield County clerk.
Barbara is survived by her devoted husband, John Robert Love. They met while both were working at Barwick Mills in Dalton. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with close family and friends on Nov. 24, 2016. Barbara is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Heather Love of Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Nick Griswell of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Olivia Love, Sam Love, Noah Griswell and Jonah Griswell, as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends.
A celebration of life service for Barbara is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev James Shope officiating. Interment will be at Ponders Whitfield Memorial Gardens with Tony Love, Noah Griswell, Nick Griswell, Greg Cowell and Tim Silvers serving as pallbearers.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Valley Brook Church of God Youth Group, 1474 Mineral Springs Road, Dalton, GA 30720 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
The family will receive friends Friday at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m.
Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.
Published on March 8, 2017
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