LOVE, Hattie Bell

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Submitted by: (Mary Love Berryman) – December 5, 2005


Miss Hattie Love Dies on Thursday

Miss Hattie Bell Love, 85, member of a pioneer Williamson County family and teacher of English and penmanship in the Texas schools for many years, died at a local hospital at noon on Thursday, October 22. She had been a patient in the hospital for nearly four Years.

Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church in Florence Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by her former pastor, the Rev. Jan A. MeMurry of Fredericksburg, and the Rev. Samuel Mohundro, pastor of the Florence Methodist Church.

The music was furnished by the church choir and organist, and Wallace . Evans of Georgetown who sang, “God’s Tomorrow.”

Pallbearers were Alton Mullen, Fay Gardner, Fred Foster, George Reavis, Tom Atkinson and E. D. Frymire.

Burial was in the Florence Cemetery under the direction of the Young Funeral Home.

Miss Love, daughter of the pioneer citizens, the late Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Love, was born at Florence on April 21, 1874. She became a Christian early in life and was a devout member of the First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown at the time of her death.

She received her education in the public schools and took her degree at Sam Houston State College at Huntsville. She also took graduate work at Greeley, Colorado, Chicago and other institutions.

She returned to Florence and in Cherokee, Austin, and Georgetown where she taught about ten years. She went to the Dallas schools from Georgetown, from which she retired In September, 1941 after twenty-five years of service there.

She returned to Florence an in 1949, came to Georgetown with her sister, the late Miss Ada Love, in 1949.

Miss Love devoted her life to her profession as teacher and was always interested in the lives of her pupils. She was generous in her charitable and Christian service and interested in the affairs of her community and state.

Survivors include her sister, Mrs. T. J. Cooper of Georgetown, the last surviving of a fami!y of ten childen; sister-in-law, Mrs. W. C. Love of Florence; five nephews, Dick Cooper, Halley Coopez and Wilbur C. Love of Austin, Tommy Cooper of Houston and Jack Love of Corpus Christi; five great nieces and four great nephews, and other relatives and friends.



FLORENCF~Miss Hattie Bell Love, retired schoolteacher who formerly taught at Florence, Georgeown, Austin, and Dallas, died Thursday in a Georgetown hospital following an extended illness.

She was bom and reared in Florence, moving to Georgetown in 1949. She was a member of the Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Eppie Cooper, of Georgetown, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. C. Love of Florence.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Florence Methodist Church with Rev. Jan McMurry and Rev. Samuel Mohundro officiating. Burial will be in the Florence Cemetery under the direction of Young Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be E. D. Frymire, Alton Mullen, Fred Foster. H. E. Boales, George Reaviss and Tom Atkinson.