Gertrude Gragg Lovell


Gertrude Gragg Lovell, 91, of Clayton, Ga., passed away on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at her home.

Born in Rabun County, Ga. on May 4, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Harley Gragg and Omie Free. She graduated high school at Lakemont High School. She was a lifelong member of Flat Creek Baptist Church, were she was also the oldest member. She was the Vacation Bible School director for 15 years and the church treasurer for 20 years. She was a WMU member, and she worked as a nurse’s aide for Ridgecrest Hospital for 32 years. She enjoyed fishing and reading and her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Omie Gragg and her husband, Claude Lovell; also by three brothers, Loren Gragg, John Lewis Gragg and Edmond Gragg; and by a sister, Grace Thompson.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan (Paul) Spencer of Dunwoody, Ga.; a special friend who was like a daughter to her, Gloria (Doyle) Rogers of Tiger, Ga; two sisters, Elizabeth (Lib) and Max Epperson of Canton, Ga. and Jeanette and Nick Nichols of Wahalla, S.C. Two grandchildren, Logan and Reid Spencer,  also survive.

Funeral services will be held at Flat Creek Baptist Church on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Albert Givino and Rev. Michael Rogers officiating. Rev. Avery Lawrence will be officiating at graveside. There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m. (the funeral hour). Due to COVID-19, there will be outside speakers for those who wish to remain in their cars and tune in to 94.1 on the radio to listen to the service.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the caregivers, Jodie Lovell, Belinda Turpin, Debbie Gragg, Patricia Addis and Robin Welch.

The family is at their respective residences.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Flat Creek Baptist Church Building Fund at 1433 Low Gap Road, Lakemont, Ga. 30552.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.