Verdie Estus Love - SAVANNAH - Verdie Estus Love, 89, of Savannah, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville, Ga. He was born in Norristown, Ga., and was a graduate of the University of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elder Verdie E. Love, Sr., and Susie Hostilo Love. His father was the former pastor of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. He was a veteran of WW II, having served in the US Navy as a Yeoman 2nd Class, on the USS New Mexico and the USS Sevier in the Pacific, a member of the VFW, and the American Legion. He received the American Area Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with 5 Stars, and the WW II Victory Medal. He was co-owner of Loves Shell Service Center, on the corner of Bull St and Derenne Ave, for many years, and was well loved and respected by his customers. He is survived by his wife, Julia Mae Jackson Love, of Savannah, Ga; a son, Steven Earl Love (Gail) of Atlanta, Ga; a daughter, Susan Love Olson (Robert R.), of Savannah, Ga; and 2 grandchildren, Melanie Olson Humphus (David) of Florence, SC, and Steven Charles Love of Goshen, Indiana. Graveside Services: 10 a.m. Monday, in the Chapel of the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 8819 US Hwy 301, Glennville, Ga, 30427, with Rev. Tom Rash, officiating. Military Honors will be presented by the US Navy. Remembrances: Georgia War Veteran Resident's Benefit Fund, 2249 Vinson Highway, Milledgeville, Ga 30161. Savannah Morning News December 1, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2013