Shelton “Shep” Moore

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Shelton “Shep” Moore, 75, of Grayson, went to be with his beloved Lord on Monday, November 11, 2013, at his residence. He was born February 6, 1938 in Jena, to the union of Ervine Odis Moore and Lillie Sanders Moore. Shep worked as a firefighter with the Louisiana Forestry Commission before retiring. He was a man that enjoyed buy, sell and trade deals and was often found at the “Columbia Wal-Mart” in front of the Caldwell Community Center. Shep had a strong faith and loved the Lord and his church family deeply. He taught Sunday school classes to the senior group at his church, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He liked to keep his yard up, was a friend to anyone who met him and he would help anybody. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Shane Duke officiating and Rev. Jerry Wayne Hendrixson delivering the eulogy. Interment followed in the Old Union Cemetery west of Grayson under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Willa Jean Sullivan Moore and Linda Faye Evans Moore; brother, Odis Moore; two sisters, Reecie King and Bobbie “Pete” Fatheree; and daughter, Charlotte Gerald. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn “Granny” Stephenson Moore; six daughters, Judy Lynn Moore Moreau and husband William, Connie Moore Diel and husband Tim, Selina Elizabeth Gerald, Shellie Renee Moore Roberts and husband Randy, Janet Dannelle Cagle and friend Roy Bailey, and Karen Gail Gerald Meredith and husband Shaun; six sisters, Vertie Short and husband John, Louise Franklin and husband James, Lola Bradford and husband Bobby, Sue Moore, Dottie Lutrick and husband Johnny and Patsy Eichkelberger; 14 grandchildren, Chris Brister, Justin Phillips, Brad Moreau, Kelly Moreau Lear, Dakota “Coco” Diel, Joshua Gerald Vining, Buck Wheeler, Jessi Wheeler, Casey Roberts Wiley, Erin Roberts, Jordan Cagle, Abi Stamper, Audrey Bamburg, and Shooter Meredith; nine great grandchildren; special “adopted” children, Brian Hayes, Laura Thompson and Leasa Thompson; and special friend, Roy McMullen. Pallbearers were Jimmy Lane Bradford, Raylend Bradford, Johnny Lutrick, Rick Moore, Mike Moore, and Craig McMullen. Grandsons served as honorary pallbearers.
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