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Aline Ray Moore

August 6, 1925 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 96)

Obituary

Aline Ray Moore was born on August 6, 1925 to Bertie and Harper Ray. She was the oldest girl in a family of eight children. She had 5 brothers: Ward, John Harper, Leonard, Troy, and Ned. She had 2 sisters: Ollie Umfress Lambert and Alpha Mosley. Aline met Alvin Moore in the community of Eastport around the year of 1940. They were soon married in 1943, and in 1944, they had one son, Dale. Dale was the completion to Aline’s life at the young age of 19, and she made that very well known. Throughout their 61 years of marriage, Alvin and Aline lived in multiple towns and approximately 24 different houses. Aline greeted the locals as she worked in numerous restaurants and cafes around town. She also worked in short stints at Israel’s Wholesale in Sheffield, AL; Weaver’s Pants Factory in Corinth, MS; Wurlitzer in Corinth, MS; Genesco’s Shoe Factory in Iuka, MS; and Paden Shirt Factory in Holcut, MS. She helped Alvin make deliveries on both the Colonial Bread Truck and the Tom’s Peanut Truck, all the while maintaining her primary job as a home-maker. Aline attended her brother-in-law’s church, Moore’s Chapel.

On Aline’s 63rd birthday, she welcomed her one and only grandchild, Faith, and she soon became lovingly known as “Mammaw” - her favorite title. Throughout Faith’s life, she made a point to tell her that she gave her birthday away to her. 

Through the years, Aline was the primary care-taker of numerous sick, aged, and dying family members. Her delicious meals were delivered to many homes, and her phone calls to check-in on her loved ones were innumerable. Aline loved her family and Jesus, and she was not ashamed to tell anyone of her faith in Him. She prayed without ceasing and a melody was always in her heart and in the air surrounding her as she frequently sang throughout the day. She enjoyed the daily tasks of cooking, gardening, cleaning, hanging laundry outside, and ironing any and everything she could find. Aline enjoyed reading her Bible, working crossword puzzles, and playing Bingo with her friends at Hardee’s and Jack’s.

Aline lived through numerous historical events including: The Great Depression, World War II, the Korean Conflict, The Space Race, The Cold War, The Civil Rights Movement, Putting a man on the moon, Vietnam, the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Gulf War, the Information Age, 9-11, and a Global Pandemic.

Aline was preceded in death by her mother and father, 5 siblings, her husband, 2 nieces, and 2 great nephews. Mrs. Aline left this earth on October 4, 2021. She had Dale, Bonnie, and Faith by her side. She leaves behind her grandson-in-law, Jarrad Robinson, and two great-granddaughters, Abigail and Amelia Robinson, as well as 13 nieces and nephews and 29 great nieces and great nephews. There will be a graveside service held Thursday, October 7, 2021 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery Iuka, MS. Bro Frank Wadkins will be officiating. Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka, MS is entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of cemetery flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Tishomingo County High School Family Dynamics Club sponsored by her granddaughter, Faith Robinson, and where her grandson-in-law, Jarrad Robinson,  is Athletic Director and Assistant Principal. Aline enjoyed cooking and sewing, and she would love knowing students were taught how to do those very things as a result of money given in her memory. 

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