Linda Hargrave

XENIA — Linda Sue Hargrave, affectionately known as "Aunt Linn" departed this life Saturday March 15, 2014 at Greene Memorial Hospital. Linda was born January 31, 1949 as the seventh child and forth daughter born to Helen Elizabeth Carson Hargrave and Benson D. Hargrave. Linda attended and graduated from Xenia City Schools. She was taught about the Lord Jesus Christ at home by her saved parents who lived the Christian Life. Our preacher father led daily family prayer, Bible reading and singing hymns and praises at home. We were members of Sunday School and Church at the First Church of God 760 E. 2nd Street Xenia. As a teenager Linda was saved, baptized and lived her life as a women of God. She loved to read and study the Bible. Linda dearly loved her family. She was a gentle, kindhearted, generous sister. She shared her life to love and raise a nephew, John David Hargrave Jr., and niece Janet Nichole Hargrave as her own children. Linda was a creative, talented seamstress sewing many garments for family and friends. Linda was an excellent cook of traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and baking pies, cakes, cupcakes, dinner rolls and her famous Christmas cookies. She was preceded in death by her parents Benson D. Hargrave and Helen Elizabeth Hargrave; four brothers: James F, Benson E, Herschell H. Sr, John D. Hargrave Sr. and one sister Priscilla V. Hargrave Simpson. Linda is lovingly remembered by her brother Edward L. (Louise) Hargrave, sisters: Janet A. Hargrave, Lela J. Hargrave, Marva D. Hargrave, Gayenelle Sloan (Kevin) and a host of nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Thursday March 20, 2014 at the United AME Church 286 E Church St. Xenia, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the Church. Services are in care of McColaugh Funeral Home Xenia, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at

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Published in Xenia Daily Gazette from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2014