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Emma Moffett McMullen Doom

1917 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Emma Moffett

McMullen Doom

Black Mountain - Emma Moffett McMullen Doom, who passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012, was the child of Presbyterian Missionaries. She was born in Hangchow, China, September 18, 1917. After graduating from Shanghai American School she returned to the United States to attend Agnes Scott College. She was a long time resident of Atlanta and more recently of Highland Farms, Black Mountain, NC.

At Agnes Scott she won athletic honors and was elected vice president of the student government and to serve on Mortar Board. Upon graduation from Agnes Scott Emma worked for Rich's Department Store in Atlanta. While working there she earned her MBA in Retail Merchandising from the University of Tennessee.

Emma met James Lanier Doom while working with the Youth Fellowship at First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. They were married July 9, 1942 at that church, and recently celebrated seventy years of marriage at a party given by their loving grandchildren. Emma is survived by her devoted husband, four children, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She will always be a faith mentor to them all.

After 20 years as a supportive minister's wife, extraordinary mother, and active church member, she embarked on a career as a Kindergarten teacher. During the next two decades she taught four and five year olds, became Kindergarten Director, and led workshops on Kindergarten teaching techniques throughout the state of Georgia. The positive influence she had on generations of students and their parents was her unseen gift to the future.

Throughout her life Emma remained active in the Presbyterian Church, serving as teacher, choir member, Deacon and Elder, as well as participating in the Women of the Church.

For those who would like to leave words of comfort for the family may do so under Mrs. Doom's obituary at

Wilson Family Funeral Service of 501 W State Street Black Mountain, NC 28711 is assisting the family.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 25, 2012
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