Obituary: Melba Ruth Moore


Funeral services for Melba Ruth Moore will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Bill Hall and Jack Smith officiating; interment in Cullman City Cemetery.

Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home preceding the service.

Melba Ruth Moore, 74, passed away Dec. 29, 2019. Ms. Moore was born Dec. 27, 1945 in Cullman, Alabama to Elbert and Ardes (Speegle) Moore.

She was a 1964 graduate of Eva High School. After raising three children, she went to college and obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Athens State University in 1999 and served as a sales tax auditor for the State of Alabama for 14 years.

She was a talented seamstress, making clothing, quilts, blankets and various works of art for loved ones. Ms. Moore cooked full-course Southern meals better than anyone around, and she prided herself in her flower beds and gardening. She cruised to Hawaii and visited New York City.

She spent the majority of her life on the beloved family farm where she was raised. Her father was a well-respected farmer of cotton, corn, hogs, poultry and cattle.

She had a great passion for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and asked that in lieu of flowers, all donations be made to St. Jude’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother Doyce Wayne Moore.

She leaves behind brothers Harold (Donna) Moore and Royce (Susan) Moore; children Rhonda (Allen) Hayes, Cheryl (Butch) French, and Bryan (Dana) Beck; and three grandchildren.