Venita “Cooter” Phillips Love

    Venita “Cooter” Phillips Love, 94, of Andrews, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, in a Robbinsville care facility.
    She was a native and lifetime resident of Andrews. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
    She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Kelsey O’Dell.
    Surviving are her husband of 72 years, John E. Love Sr.; three sons, Johnny Love and wife Sherry, Tommy Love and wife Diane and Ronnie Love and wife Wanda; four grandchildren, Greg Love and wife Beth, Eva Love and husband Chris, Crystal Odom and husband Justin and Jennifer O’Dell and husband Patrick; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, with the Revs. Eddie Hardin and Patrick O’Dell officiating. Interment was in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Greg Love, Patrick O’Dell, Justin Odom, Chris Bernhart, Larry Dailey and Lynn Roper.
    The family received friends from noon-1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Venita “Cooter” Phillips Love, Meals on Wheels, PO Box 83, Andrews, NC 28901.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at


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