First Posted: 10/29/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Ethel Mae Love Gammons, 89, of 215 Hilda Drive, Mount Airy, widow of the Rev. William Ed (Bill) Gammons, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at her home. She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Surry County to the late John Monroe and Mary Lee Deatherage Love. Mrs. Gammons was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member and co-founder of Faith and Gospel Church and was a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Lydia Horton of the home; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Gammons of Mount Airy; three grandchildren and two spouses, Joy and Rudy Leftwich of Cana, Va., Dale Gammons of Mount Airy and April and Jamie Jarrell of Mount Airy; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Love of Mount Airy and Clinnie Hall of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gammons was preceded in death by a son, Billy Rex Gammons; three sisters, Ruby Mills, Estelle Arrington and Irene Gordon; and a brother, Bernie Love. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by the Rev. Keith Love and the Rev. Buford Jessup. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Moody Funeral Home. Flowers will be received, or memorials may be made to the Gideons International, c/o Memorial Bible Chairman, P.O. Box 1032, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.