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Verna C. Moore

Verna C. Moore

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Verna C.MooreSUMTER -- Verna C. Moore, 86, longtime resident of Florence SC, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 11.Verna was a faithful and long-time member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Faith Sunday School Class. Raised in the Church of the Brethren, she attended Bridgewater College and the University of Richmond, earning degrees in elementary education. She was an elementary school teacher, a breadmaker, and a hostess in the gift shop at Cracker Barrel for many years. She also served as the director of the kindergarten and as a nursery worker at Highland Park. Following her retirement, she spent many days volunteering at Lighthouse Ministries. Each of these were more than an occupation for Verna they were her calling. It was always a special treat for her to recognize one of "her" school children in the community. She enjoyed sharing her bread-making talents with family and friends and at the Florence Farmer's Market. For several years, she made fresh hot doughnuts as treats for neighborhood children at Halloween. At Cracker Barrel, she enjoyed meeting people on their travels and regaling them with stories about Tom Clark's gnome figurines.She was the daughter of Rev. A. Joseph and Orpha H. Caricofe. She was predeceased by her daughter, Kathryn Leigh Moore. She is survived by her sons, R. Scott Moore (Jaynie) of Knoxville TN, S. Kent Moore (Kim) of Roswell GA, and Kurt E. Moore, Sr (Miriam) of Sumter SC; grandchildren Meredith and Suzanne Moore of Roswell and Gigi, Cori, and Emory Moore of Sumter; brother Dr. JH Caricofe (Betty) of Bridgewater VA and many nieces and nephews.A memorial vespers service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14 at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Florence with the Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. Burial will be in New Hope VA, beside her daughter Kathy. Memorial gifts made be made to the Kathryn Leigh Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bridgewater College, 402 E. College St, Bridgewater VA 22812.On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.comElmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. 803-775-9386

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