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OBIT: Lifelong Brush Creek Community Resident Mrs. Doris Bradley Moore


Lifelong Brush Creek community resident Mrs. Doris Bradley Moore died at 5:40 p.m. Saturday evening, October 22, 2016, at the Bethesda Health Care in Cookeville following an extended illness.  She was 83 and had made her home at Bethesda since January 25th of this year.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, October 26th, from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with her pastor, Eld. William Phillips and Randy Perry officiating. Lindsey Rigdon delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in the Union Hill Cemetery in the Sykes community.

Born Doris Mae Bradley in Brush Creek on February 18, 1933, she was one of three children of Verner Bradley, who died at the age of 80 on June 6, 1970 and Ora Elizabeth Nixon Bradley, who died at the age of 89 on February 3, 1982.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by two siblings, Ruth Elizabeth Bradley, who died at the age of 8 years on July 29, 1929, and Verner Ralph Bradley, who died at 18 months on August 2, 1929.

Mrs. Moore was a member of the Class of 1951 at Gordonsville High School and later attended and graduated from Draughons Business College in Nashville.  She was a homemaker and worked for a time as secretary at the Cookeville Central High School.

On August 23, 1952 at the Bradley home in Brush Creek, she was united in marriage to Roy Kenneth Moore by Bro. E.S. Frye.  Mr. Moore preceded her in death on September 18, 2016 at the age of 84, following 64 years of marriage.

Mrs. Moore was a member of the Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Surviving are four children, Frances Phifer of Cookeville, James Moore & wife, Dianna, of Summerton, SC, Ann Benson & husband, Lynn, of Algood, Paul Moore & wife, Vickie, of Smyrna; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.