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Remembering Lovie Jean

There is so much bad news being published these days about things that are happening in McDuffie County.

Well, as a citizen and a reader of the The McDuffie Mirror, I would like to talk about something that I consider good news.

On Nov. 20, 2003 there was a dedication service for a lady who was born and raised in this county. She's now deceased, but the New Hope Church Fellowship Hall was named for her and dedicated in her memory. It's called the Lovie Moore Fellowship Hall.

Rev. Luther Rogers and his church family did such a great job with the program, the ribbon cutting and refreshments. Encouraging words were spoken by several people including a commissioner and Rev. Rogers.

Lovie was known for her persistence. Once she started something, she worked toward seeing it finished, like the election for sheriff when Logan Marshall was running for office. Lovie went out getting people to vote who had not voted for many years. Mr. Marshall won the election.

She also worked hard to have a traffic light on Washington Road. She did not live to see it, but it's there.

Rev. Rogers spoke of her willingness to jump in and do what she could.

On Nov. 30, 2003 it was very heart warming and wonderful to know that our daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend, has left this earth, but the good she's done still lives on. It brings to mind the saying "May the work I've done speak for me."

So when you ride down Clemmons Street you will truly know that the work that Lovie did will speak for her for years to come.

We, Lovie's family would like to thank the New Hope Church family for remembering Lovie and the naming of the Fellowship Hall in her honor. It speaks more than words about Lovie Jean, as she was known by family and friends.

Her loss was felt by many, but now when we think of her and ride by New Hope, we can truly smile.



Web posted on Thursday, January 8, 2004


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