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Gus Griffin Moore

Gus Griffin Moore, 95, of Resaca, died May 11, 2018.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1922 in Waleska, Ga. to the late Tomp and Effie Cline Moore.

Gus was a veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He has been a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Waleska his entire life. He served as a deacon, supported his church in whatever capacity needed and would drive or fly his family to church each Sunday. 

Gus was known as a farmer and crop duster in Gordon County. He moved his family to Resaca in 1954 and began farming. He added land and spent his whole life on a tractor, planter, combine or in a plane working to grow crops. He operated one of the first slatted floor feed lots for cattle, had a hog operation and was recognized as an innovative farmer who did no till planting. He was a member of the Red Carpet Cattlemen Association, Georgia and American Soybean Associations, Georgia Soybean Commission and Moore’s Reunion Association.

His parents; two brothers, J.D. Moore of Canton and Tomp Moore, Jr. of Waleska; two sisters-in-law, Elsie Moore and Barbara Moore; and a grandchild, Calvin Kelly, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Dell Sartor Moore; his sons and daughter-in-law, Joe S. and Martha Moore, and Tim Moore, all of Resaca; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Kelley of Dawsonville; sister-in-law, Jackie Moore of Canton; niece, Sara Lewis of Waleska; grandchildren, Leah and Mike Duzy, Andrew and Savannah Moore, Elisabeth and Joe McKague, and Joshua and Brandy Kelly; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Zachary Duzy, Jacob and Joseph Moore, Mathias and Esther McKague and Mackenzie Kelly; various other relatives also survive. 

A service to honor the life of Gus Griffin Moore will be held at 2 p.m. May 16 at Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Waleska. The body will lie-in-state one hour prior to the funeral.

Pallbearers serving are Jared Moore, Sam Moore, Michael Moore, Jonathan Lewis, Kenneth Le’Sesne, Jeff Hodges, Dryden Lewis and Bill Price; Honorary Pallbearers will include employees of Moores Seed and Grain Farms, Resaca Sun Products, Resaca Sun Feeds, Jim Ledbetter, Bill Volum, Mack Tilley, Sam Ingram and Billy Bearden. Music will be provided by Andrew and Savannah Moore. Burial will follow in Shoal Creek Baptist Cemetery.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. May 15 in the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Hamilton Hospice, and care givers/sitter Becky Dean, Alona Faustova, Brenda Jones, Cindy Brookshire and Heather Brookshire.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Heart Association or charity of your choice.

Thomas Funeral Home of Calhoun was in charge of the arrangements.