July 27, 2013

Offie Lee Moss

— Mrs. Offie Lee Moss, 102, of Dalton, departed this life Saturday morning, July 27, 2013, at Quinton Memorial Health Care.

Offie was born April 3, 1911, in Kingston, Tenn., a daughter of the late John Isaac and Cordie Couch Wyrick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Osborne Moss; a son, Charles Hollums; a son-in-law, Harry Young; a sister, Bonnie Davis and brothers, Henry, Jack, Ogle, Robert “Dollar,” Nelse, Emory “Doodle Bug” and James Wyrick.

Offie knew the meaning of hard work and worked on a public job until she was 91-years-old. She worked at the American Thread Co. for more than 37 years, at Crown Cotton Mill, Marilyn Fried Chicken, the Spiced Apple and did private setting with many people many years younger than herself. She always believed in paying her way and never asked for a handout.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Joann Hollums, Gary and Lou Moss; daughter, Beatrice Irene “Betty” Young; sister, Emma Lou Babb; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to also say a very “special thank you” to the nurses and staff at Quinton Memorial Health Care for all the love and care they showed Offie.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Offie Lee Moss will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Susan Tankersley and the Rev. Joe Baker officiating.

She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband at Dunagan Cemetery in Rocky Face with Chris Hollums, John Hollums, Zachary Young, Mike Frye, Wesley Bowens, Jordan Fowler, Guy Young and Johnny Young serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday until the service hour.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.