Mrs. Love Cutchshaw


Mrs. Love (Elizabeth) Wilson Cutchshaw

Love Cutchshaw of Loganville, Georgia, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, following a brief illness. She was 90.

She was born on November 21, 1922, in Pensacola, Florida, to Lura Maud Toliver Wilson and Leonard Suttle Wilson. She grew up in Newnan, Georgia, with her four siblings during the Great Depression.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Holbrook; her brother, Leonard Wilson Jr.; husband, Robert Charles Cutchshaw; son, Robert Charles Cutchshaw Jr.; son-in-law, Mike Abbeglen; and granddaughter, Beth Abbeglen.

After graduating from high school at age 16, she attended Georgia State College for Women, where she received her teaching certificate. She began her teaching career in a one room school house and later worked as a Title One teacher for the Decatur City School System. She is noted for her generosity, kindness, and patience to the children she taught.

Love was a talented singer, an avid reader, and a gifted writer. Memories of her beautiful alto voice, along with her stories and poetry, are lasting treasures for her family and friends.

She raised her five children in Decatur, Georgia, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was devoted to her faith, and will be remembered for her sweet and powerful testimony, and shining example.

She held many callings through the years, but was especially fond of performing genealogical work. Well before the age of computers, she spent countless hours traveling to Virginia and North Carolina to gather historical information for her research. These journeys brought her joy, and led her to publish three family genealogies. She served as the president of the Newnan Genealogical Society for a period of time, and helped many people track their own ancestry.

Survivors include her siblings, Carolyn Wilson Burson and Walter Scott Wilson and wife Billie Zane Wilson; children, Sherry and Will Thomas of Blackfoot, ID, Susan Abegglen of Idaho Falls, ID, Melissa and Steve Mills of Loganville, GA, and Adrian and Abigail Cutchshaw of Cleveland, GA; 20 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mckoon.com.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 29 beginning at 12:30 p.m. followed by a service of remembrance at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for friends to honor Love by participating in an act of kindness, or to donate to a charity of their choice.

McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263; 770-253-4580.


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