Inez Young Love

94 year old Inez Young Love of Smithville died Monday at her home. She was born on October 5th, 1916 in Smithville to the late William Henry and Flossie Parsley Young. She was married to the late Van Everett Love on January 1st, 1938 for 45 years. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter,Judy Carolyn Maxwell; three sisters, Stella Smithson, Trudie Patterson, and Evelyn Love Ervin; and one brother, Jack Young. Love was a devout Christian and a life-long member of the United Pentecostal Church where she taught the ladies Bible Study Class for many years. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and John Christian, Jr. of Greenville, Texas and Treva and husband Stanley Hunt of Hendersonville. Six grandchildren, Michael and wife Jodie Hunt of Tennessee, Lisa Christian of Texas, Todd Maxwell of Tennessee, John, III and wife Melanie Christian of Texas, Gary Hunt of Tennessee, and Scott Maxwell of Alabama. Seven great grandchildren, Tye Hunt of Kentucky, Lauren Hunter of Tennessee, Garrett Hunt of Tennessee, Anthony Maxwell of Alabama, Ashley Maxwell of Alabama, Rebecca Christian of Texas, and Cameron Christian of Texas. Three great great grandchildren, Aston Maxwell of Alabama, Brayden Hunter of Tennessee, and Bryson Hunter of Tennessee. She is also survived by a sister, Henrietta Hale of Smithville. Three sisters-in-law, Peggy Young of McMinnville, Betty Bailiff of Smithville, and Kate Love Lowhorn of Michigan and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. Dwayne Cornelius and Dan Stirnemann will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. The family would like to express their gratitude to Amy, Kim, and April of Gentivia Hospice of Cookeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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