Rev. Claude Baird Love Jr.

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Rev. Claude Baird
Love, Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC - Rev. Claude Baird Love, 97, of Lakeside Drive, husband of the late Virginia Baker Love, entered into rest on Friday, May 30, 2014 at University Hospital.
His funeral service was held at 2:30 PM on Monday, June 2, 2014 in the Chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Johnston and Rev. Paul Cook officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Rev. Love received his Masters in theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He served as a pastor for 70 years at several churches in Kentucky, Belvedere First Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist in Manchester, GA, Woodbridge Baptist in Clearwater, SC, Plum Branch Baptist in Plum Branch, and retired from First Bethany Baptist Church of McCormick after 40 years.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Love and his wife Rachel and Don Love; one daughter, Mary Coakley and her husband Jimmy, all of North Augusta; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 3 until 5 PM.
Pallbearers were Jeff Fuller, Marvin Palmer, Herbie Wates, Chris Robertson, Richard Kline, Charles Gable, Charles Fuller, Charles Hollingsworth, Roy Wells, and Brian Rackley. Honorary Pallbearers were his grandsons and great grandsons.
Memorials may be made to First Bethany Baptist Church, 853 Hwy 378 East, McCormick, SC 29835.

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Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on June 5, 2014