Visitation:Wednesday, November 18, 20206-7:00 P.M.Washington's Funeral Home405 Elm Street WestHampton, South Carolina 29924 As a result of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and in conjunction with orders from the Governor for the State of South Carolina, Washington’s Funeral Home endeavors to promote social distancing, as well as limit the number of persons during each view. We ask that you would, after viewing, please exit. This will allow others the opportunity to view as well. Please, no gathering outside afterwards. Facial masks will be required for entrance. We also recommend that facial masks be worn during the graveside service. The family thanks you in advance for your prayers and considerations during this difficult time and request that you refrain from visitations at the residence.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Old Salkehatchie Road
Varnville, South Carolina 29944
Pastor Sam Drain, Officiating
“.....Sweet Home, Sweet Home, Sweet Home my Lord; Lord I wonder will I ever get Home”. This old song was a favorite of Deacon Earlin Avant Moore, Sr. and the one song the family remembers heard him singing with fervency and conviction.
On November 15, 2020 at 12:04 a.m. our beloved husband, father; brother, Deacon, and friend Earlin Avant Moore Sr. welcomed the summon of the Heavenly Father to enter his new home. Deacon Moore transitioned peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Deacon Earlin Avant Moore Sr. was born on December 14, 1928 in Hampton, South Carolina to the late John Raymond Moore and Edith Lingard Moore. Earlin spent his formative years in Hampton attending The Hampton School System. As a child, he held membership with St. John Baptist Church of Varnville, SC and later joined Bethel Holiness #5 in Ruffin, SC where he served as a Deacon for well over fifty years. He was known as a Man of God by all whom he encountered.
As a young man, Earlin enlisted in the United States Army and was an honorably discharged Korean War Veteran. During his military tour, he married the love of his life, Gladys Buckner; and, they relocated to Brooklyn, New York. Deacon Moore retired after well over 30 years as a Machine Operator at Teledyne Inc. in Walterboro, SC. Following retirement, Earlin was employed as a custodian at North District Middle School, Varnville, SC and was responsible for tending the Greenhouse at the Hampton County Disabilities and Special Needs Board located in Varnville, SC.
He loved farming and enjoyed sharing his harvest with others as an effort to remain “recession proof”. He believed this self-sufficiency would prepare his family for “any pending hard times”. Earlin would assuredly state: “In the event of a recession, the G.O.P. won’t starve me”. And to confirm any point he was making; one would hear him say “you better believe it”. He cherished his time spent with the Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Counties Young Farmers Association with Mr. Roy Hollingsworth and Mr. Ishmael Washington. Earlin loved people, expressing the gift of exhortation to all, particularly to young people. He would encourage students to obtain “all the education you can get“. And he would continue saying “once you get it in your head, they can’t take it away”.
Earlin was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Moore; siblings: John Raymond Moore, Sarah Holmes, Margie Romey (Brooket), Lewis Moore (Blanche), Herbert L Moore, and Jesse Moore (Alma). He was also preceded in death by his loving son-in- law, Joe Grant Jr., and a special sister-in-law, Flossie Moore.
Earlin leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife Evangelist Gladys Buckner Moore of the home; His children: Lennis Grant, Hampton, SC., John Eddie Moore III (Gloria) Virginia Beach, VA, Earlin Avant Moore Jr., Virginia Beach, VA., and Cathey Y. Moore-Grant (Danny) Blythewood, SC, along with a “bonus” daughter, Judy Benoit, Uniondale, NY. He leaves to carry on his legacy, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Additionally, Earlin leaves a dedicated and cherished home healthcare provider, Mr. Eric Tyler. He is survived by 8 siblings: Janese Whitlock (Elder Henry) of Hampton, SC, Evangelist Ivaree Capers (Deacon Sam) of Hampton, SC; Evangelist Mary Folk (Deacon Harry) of Hampton, SC; Carrie Patterson of Hampton SC, Deacon Leon Moore (Irene) of Summerville, SC; Edward Moore (Florrie) of Hampton, SC; Ferrell Moore (Pearline) of Hampton, SC; and Willard Moore (Pastor Sadie) of Hampton, SC; Sisters-in-law: Oris Buckner, Jesse Buckner and Edna Buckner all of Islandton, SC.
The legacy of Deacon Earlin Avant Moore, Sr. is a life well lived; one to cherish; honor and love. A Life Planted, A Life Watered, A Life Harvested.
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6 KJV
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