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Mell Abercrombie Love

BLACKSBURG, S.C. -- Mell Abercrombie Love, age 100, of 131 Kings Creek Drive, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Summit Place Assisted Living in Kings Mountain N.C.

Mr. Love was born in Laurens and was a daughter of the late Leonard Claude Abercrombie and Melinda Knight Abercrombie. She was the widow of Wesley Alexander Love.

She was an active member of Canaan United Methodist Church, where she taught the Young Adults Class and the Ladies Bible class for many years. She was historian of the church and a charter member of the Ladies Bible Class for many years. She was honored with many festivities including the City of Kings Mountain and the American Cancer Society for being a 26-year breast cancer survivor. For the past 22 months she has resided at Summit Place Assisted Living Center at Kings Mountain. She attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill and taught school for several years in the Kings Creek area. She was also a recipient of a life Membership in the South Carolina United Methodist Women Organization and was a member and past President of the Nineteenth Century Literary Club of Blacksburg South Carolina. She was also a active member of the Blacksburg Order of the Eastern Star and was honored with a special presentation of her 75-year membership pen.

Surviving are her son, William Abercrombie Love and wife, Elaine G. Love of Kings Creek; her daughter, Jean Love Hambright and husband, Dr. Rufus R. Hambright of Beaufort, N.C.; grandchildren, Rufus R. Hambright Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; Dr. Wesley F. Hambright and wife, Sherry of Jacksonville, N.C.; Robert Wesley Love of Kings Creek and Ann Love Proctor and husband, Lee of Chester; five great-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Alexander Wesley Love.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at Canaan United Methodist Church, Blacksburg.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Canaan United Methodist Church, with Rev. Larry Hyder officiating. Interment will be at the Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rufus R. Hambright Jr., Dr. Wesley F. Hambright, Robert Wesley Love, Robert Lee Proctor, Rick Love, Thomas Faulkner, Bobby Joe Westmoreland and James E. Wyatt.

Gordon Mortuary is in charge.