The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

March 12, 2014

Junior ‘Martin’ Love courageously battled Alzheimer's


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 — Junior “Martin” Love, 76 years of age, of Stanfield, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:45 a.m. at his residence. He had courageously fought Alzheimer’s for the past 10 years.

Martin was born on February 28, 1938 in Stanly County to the late Addie Kiser Love and Dewey Love. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Patty Louise Baucom Love.

Martin is survived by his daughter, Nancy Claridge and husband Don of Sarasota, Fla.; son, Keith Love and wife Beverly of Stanfield; daughter, Amy Dutton of Stanfield; grandchildren, Lauren Claridge of Greenville, S.C., Brittany Love and Chandler Love both of Charlotte, Kelsey Dutton of Stanfield; brother Lee Love of Stanfield and sisters Betty Reeder of Rockwell, and Louise Baxley of Middleburg, Fla.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland. The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Don Ingle, was at 3 p.m., Tuesday, following a 30-minute state at Kinza Memorial Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Love family.

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