ATHENS – James Eugene Moore, 87, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late James W. and Ellis Crumley Moore. He worked as a supervisor with Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, retiring after 35 years of service, and was a member of Crooked Creek Baptist Church. He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during World War II, in the European Theatre. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Waters Moore; granddaughter, Melody Carroll; sister, Frances Stringer; and brother, Vernard Moore.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Frank Morton, Athens; Butch Archer, Athens, raised in the home as a son; step-daughter, Shirley Taylor, Nicholson; grandchildren, Melissa Archer, Jamey and Davey Archer, and Kristy Taylor.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14, at 4 p.m., at Crooked Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Tom Miles, Bill Carpenter, Ronnie Healan and Kevin Purcell officiating. The body will lie in state from 3 to 4 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Nelms, Johnny Nelms, Dean Stringer, Jake Stringer, Davey Archer and Jamey Archer. The family will receive friends Friday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional and memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 367, Athens, GA 30603-0367; Vista Care Hospice, 150 Ben Burton Rd., Bogart, GA 30622; or the Friends of the State Botanical Garden, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30605.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.