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“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences on the passing of your mother. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Josh & April McCoy - Melbourne, FL

“Gary, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a very lovely person and so sweet. Even with a rowdy bunch of boys in the house. love larry ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: larry hasley - spring hill, TN

“Sorry for your loss, sending love and prayers from SC. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Oglesby - Spartanburg, SC

“Gary and Peggy,So sorry for your loss. A mom, grandmother and a great grandmother is so Special. I know she will be missed so much. My prayers goes...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Barnts - Family Friend

“Gary I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Wallen - Auxier, KY - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God continue to bless you all. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Larry Glover - Nashville, TN

“I will remember Betty as a sweet lady, always smiling. She will be missed by so many people, even by my so far away from TN.I will be with you,...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Emma Verschaeren - Brussels

“My family and I are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all. Betty was a very sweet lady. She will be missed. Love you all. JANE...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jane Carter - Huntsville, AL

“So sorry for your loss. We have been blessed to know such wonderful, christian, kind lady! Our prayers, thoughts are with each of you. Gary and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Doris Jackson - Columbia, TN


Betty Jane Duncan Love, 85, homemaker and resident of Knob Creek Road, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center.

An Eastern Star service will be held Tuesday at 12:30 P.M. followed by funeral service at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Anthony Muston officiating. Burial will follow in Knob Creek Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

Born September 28, 1931 in Franklin County, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Wesley Duncan and the late Gertrude Barnes Duncan. In June 1947, she married Mansell O. Love who preceded her in death October 4, 1986. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Love was a member of Knob Creek Baptist Church, the Lewisburg Eastern Star Lodge #71 and a past Matron of the Eastern Star Lodge #119 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Survivors include her children, Gary Wayne (Peggy Sue) Love of Columbia; Joy Gail Love of Columbia; grandchildren, Sarah Anne (Matthew) Grams of Franklin; Lisa Jane (Paul) Seltz of Columbia; Myra Sue (Kevin) Hanscomb of Nashville; Olivia Mansell (Judd) Hunt of Oneonta, Alabama; great grandchildren, Jacob Mansell Grams of Franklin; Sarah Emily Grams of Franklin; Lucy Love Grams of Franklin; Joshua Paul Seltz of Columbia; Carter Wayne Seltz of Columbia; Ryan Michael Seltz of Columbia; Brady Liam Hunt of Oneonta, Alabama; and sister, Nell Nichols of Kimberly, Alabama.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Arthur Thomas Duncan; Benton Hines Duncan; and Jerry Travis Duncan.

Active pallbearers will be Matthew Grams, Paul Seltz, Kevin Hanscomb, Judd Hunt, Jacob Grams, and Joshua Seltz. Honorary pallbearers include Carter Wayne Seltz, Ryan Michael Seltz, Brady Liam Hunt, and Michael Seltz.

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