|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1928|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 2012|
Frances Hope (Carter) Moore, 84, of Mt. Carmel was granted her final wish to "go home" on Sunday July 15, 2012 and into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Hope was born July 2, 1928 during the Depression era in the Hawkins County community known as Solitude, located between the Holston River and Bays Mountain and the third of five children of Winfrey B. Carter (1970), farmer and farm manager and Ethel Kenner Looney Carter, (1983) a teacher and homemaker. She became a Christian early and resided in Hawkins County her entire life.
Hope attended several Hawkins County Schools, Solitude (1935-1936); Vale Summit in Caney Valley (1936-37) and Rogersville's Gray's Chapel School (1937-38).
Relocating from Solitude to Mt. Carmel in 1938, she attended Liberty Hill School. She loved basketball and was selected as captain of the girls' team. Their next move was to Lewis Lane near Ross Campground community. She began high school at Dobyns Bennett in 1942 graduating in 1946 and later graduated from Whitney Business College. She loved her friends and long continued her association with many classmates in the "DB Lunch Bunch", which still meets today.
Her working career began in 1946 at Tennessee Eastman Company. She transferred to Holston Defense's Traffic Department in 1951 and later promoted as a Traffic Department Coordinator working with the late Lawrence Milhorn. Hope was the 2nd woman to retire from HDC (1988) having 41.5 years of service. Her very special friend and longtime co-worker, Fannie Mae Lifford (2010) was the first women to retire with 42 years.
Hope and husband Marion loved to travel and it was her wish to complete their visits to all 50 states. They were also able to explore Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Nova Scotia. Marion, an avid golfer, was always on the lookout for a nice golf course, while she, "the collector", would pocket a tiny "stone of remembrance" from each stop along the way and later identify each pebble by its "home" adding to her colorful collection. Also among other special "treasures" were her many refrigerator magnets from these trips. She loved flowers, trees and fall colors and Mother Nature in general. She held much respect and reverence of our Creator's handiwork.
She was baptized in 1949 and a charter member of the Westridge Presbyterian Church serving several years as Sec./Trea.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only brother,
Elmer L. "Pete" Carter (1991) and older sister Helen Carter Noe, (Dec. 2011).
She is survived by her husband, Marion A. Moore, of 51 years; one daughter, Marsha Fandl and husband, David "Chico" Fandl, of Kingsport; two granddaughters, Crystal Hope Lorenz and husband, Dave of Kingsport and Jenny Marie Billings and husband, Jeremy of Blountville; three very special great grandsons, Lance Johnson, Luke Hutson and Ayden Billings, all of Blountville; sister, Joyce Carter Cradic of Mt. Carmel; seven very special nieces, Linda Noe of Mt. Carmel, Karen Noe of Mt. Carmel, Leanne Noe Larkin & husband, Jimmy of Mt. Carmel, Donna Noe Salley & husband Carlos of Rock Springs and Janet Cradic of Church Hill, Mary Cradic of Mt. Carmel and Judy Carter Wood of Kingsport; great nephew, Brandon Salley of Chuckey; brother-In-law, Richard N. Moore of Kingsport.
The family would like to extend special thanks to all her wonderful doctors and nurses over the years and with deep gratitude to Dr. Rodney Houghton, Frontier Health; Dr. Kevin P. Kirk, thru HMG; Drs. Evan Lewis and Stanley Hodges and the wonderful staff of nurses and others on 5th and 7th floors at Indian Path during her short stay.
The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga Street, Kingsport.
Service will follow at 7 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Morelock officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel. Those who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 am. Pallbearers will be Dave Lorenz, Chico Fandl, Lance Johnson, Jeremy Billings, Willie Cradic, Buddy Bellamy and Luke Hutson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Rakes, Doug Skeens, Bill Martin and Bud Greene.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westridge Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1666, Mt. Carmel, TN 37645 or Alzheimer's Assoc., 207 N. Boone St., Ste 1500, Johnson City, TN.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving the Moore family.
Winfrey B Carter (1891 - 1970)
Ethel Kenner Looney Carter (1895 - 1983)
Liberty Hill Cemetery
Created by: Anna Lane Long
Record added: Jul 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93776704