Mary Ruth Whitmire Moore
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Mary Ruth Whitmire Moore, 85, widow of Harold Loyd Moore, of Greenville, died November 17, 2012, at her residence in the presence of her family and friends.
Born in Bostic, NC on September 21, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Harold Dean and Mary Jewel Freeman Whitmire. Mrs. Moore was a graduate of Welcome High School, Class of 1944. She completed two years of training at Draughons Business College. She was employed by W.A. Chandler, Realtor and Insurance, and later by Hughen and Douglas Company. She was co-founder/owner, Vice-President and Secretary of Harold Moore Builder, Inc. since 1971.
As an active lifetime member of Welcome Baptist Church, Mrs. Moore served in multiple teaching positions in the Sunday School and Women's Missionary Union departments of the church, where she spent countless hours reading, studying, and preparing for upcoming lessons. Mrs. Moore also served as the church historian and enjoyed being a member of the Greenville Christian Women's Club.
Mary and Harold were married on June 9, 1956, and they celebrated 50 years of marriage prior to his passing on February 24, 2007.
Surviving are son, Wayne Harold Moore and wife, Kristina Mauldin Moore, and two grandchildren, Claudia Gayle Moore and Nathan Harold Moore.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Doris Nichols, and an infant brother.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 19, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. The Funeral Service will be held at noon on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial to follow the service in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The Nina Burns Loving Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Welcome Baptist Church Boiler Fund, 2730 Anderson Rd., Greenville, SC 29611; Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, SC 29605; or Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
The family would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation to Marsha Kay, who spent time and cared for Mrs. Moore as if she was an adopted daughter.
The family will be at Mrs. Moore's residence.
Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 19, 2012