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Obituaries for Nov. 7
Nov 06, 2012 5:00 pm
Alinda Rhea Parham Moorer
A memorial service will be held for Alinda on Nov. 10, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home.
Alinda Moorer of Mount Juliet, Tenn., died on Nov. 3, 2012. She was 71 years old. She was born on May 17, 1941, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Turner and Vashti Parham. Alinda was a dedicated Christian wife, a devoted mother and grandmother, and a beloved friend. She could be best described from the Bible’s depiction of “the virtuous woman” in Proverbs 31.
Alinda was known for her unending energy, her unmatched work ethic, and her unshakeable faith in the Lord. She met her husband Rex Moorer at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and she faithfully supported his work as a preacher in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee for over 48 years. In each place they lived, Alinda was a Bible class teacher and a mentor to both young and old.
Alinda held many jobs over the years with her most recent being at Performance Food Group. She was praised at each for her dependability and her willingness to take on increasing responsibility. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was being a mother to daughter Andrea and son Bill, and she took her role very seriously. Even while working full-time outside the home, she always had a hot meal on the table and clean, welcoming home. She was very attentive to detail and it showed in appearance and in her favorite past-time - cooking for others.
She leaves behind Rex, her husband of over 48 years, her daughter Andrea Moorer Altman and husband Brad of Lebanon, Tenn., her son William “Bill” Moorer and his wife Amelia of Nashville, Ark., and her sisters Evelyn Parham Jennings and Betty Parham Rhoads. She is also survived by her grandchildren, who were her greatest joy: Nicholas, Nathan, Anna, and Andrew Altman, and Gabriel, Jacob, and Adelaide Moorer.
She is preceded in death by her sisters Rebecca Parham Breshears and Peggy Parham McBroom, and her brothers Bill Parham and Dale Parham.
Memorials may be made to the following organization: Tuni, India Widows Program c/o Flynn’s Creek Church of Christ, 859 Flynn’s Creek Rd., Gainesboro, TN 38562.
Funeral services for Mr. Reeder will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Rickman and Rev. Tommy Curtis officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment at Poplar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Reeder, 96 of Alexandria, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2012 at Dekalb Community Hospital in Smithville. Born in Grant, Tenn., he was the son of the late John and Sarah Barnes Reeder and was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren. He was a life long farmer and a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church.
J.L. is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lena Sorrell Reeder; sons, William Edward Reeder and wife, Patsy of Watertown, Fred Allen Reeder and wife, Edwina of Tuckers Cross Roads, Charles Thomas Reeder of Alexandria; daughters, Virginia Ann Curtis and husband, Tommy of Smithville, Betty Ruth Swindell and husband, Sam of Tuckers Cross Roads, Nancy Marie Hayes and husband, Joe of Lebanon, Carolyn Frances Rice and husband, Gary of Louisville, Ky., Linda Gale George and husband, Jimmy of Watertown; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.