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Jayne Katharyn Simms Moore

September 15, 1926 ~ April 3, 2019 (age 92)



Jayne Katharyn Simms Moore, 92, of Whiteville died Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 15, 1926.  A graduate of the Moore institute of Art, where she developed her interest in color and fabric, her life’s work took her in a different direction.  Jayne worked as a teller in different banks throughout her lifetime.  She was very involved in the Humane Society as well as Friends of the Carolyn T. High Memorial Library, and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Whiteville.  She was the daughter of the late Earl and Katharyn Simms.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Willard Henry Moore and by a step-son Willard David Moore.

Survivors include step-son Richard Moore (Virginia) of Souderton, Pa.; brother Richard E. Simms (Janice) of Whiteville; step-grandson Richard Moore (Nang) of Bangkok, Thailand; two step-granddaughters, Christine Sames (Richard) of Salfordville, PA and Laurie Gaertner (Glen) of Ambler, PA.; two nieces, Valerie Simms Herman (Jackie) of Newport News, VA. And Kimberly Simms Parris (Terry) of Holly Ridge, NC; two nephews, Llewellyn Simms of Manassas, VA and Eric Simms (Terri) of Thornton, CO; sister-in-law, Ronda Simms of McLean, VA; and numerous extended family members.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Whiteville, NC with the Reverend Mark Fisher officiating.   A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Columbus Humane Society, PO Box 742, Whiteville, NC 28472; Angel House Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, NC 28472; Westminster Presbyterian Church, 307 S. Franklin Street, Whiteville, NC 28472; or Carolyn T. High Memorial Library, 407 J.K. Powell Boulevard, North, Whiteville, NC 28472.

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