LOVE, Mary Estelle (Moore)

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


Mary Estelle Love

Ballinger Ledger, Date unknown Mrs. A. S. Love

Mrs. Mary Estelle Love, 77, died in a Tyler hospital Wednesday, morning after extended illness which became critical last Sunday. She had been In Tyler for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hayley several weeks.

A pioneer citizen of Ballinger, decedent is the last of her family. She was married to Dr. A. S. Love, early day Ballinger surgeon and physician, while he was a medical student at Galveston in 1896, and the couple moved to Ballinger to make home in 1897, residing here, ever since. Dr. Love died at his home here four years ago. Mrs. Love was an active worker in the First Baptist and for many years was an executive of the Baptist State Board of Missions.

Funeral services are to be held this afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the First Baptist Church, Rev. B. J. Martin to officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors include three nephewes and one niece whom she reared from early childhood. They are Herbert M. Preston, Music Instructor at Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene; C. H. Preston drug store operator at Del Rio; J. T. Preston, stock farmer at Pearsall; and Mrs. H. H. Hayley, of Tyler.


First Baptist Church, Ballinger, TX, B. J. Martin, Pastor (Bulletin) January 21, 1948

Her Coronation Day

One of the most faithful and devout members that the First Baptist Church of Ballinger has ever had went to be with her Master early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Love has been greatly missed from her church during these months of illness, as she will be for yet a long time to come. Her life should be a challenge to us who will try to carry on in the church that she loved so well.

May the comforting love of our understanding Saviour be with each member of the family is our prayer.

Funeral services will be held at the church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.


Note: The only person related to me in this group is Mary Estelle Moore Love (Mrs. A. S.). – MLB