1888–1962

Introduction

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Born: May 2, 1888, Drake­town, Geor­gia.

Died: June 1, 1962, Ash­burn, Geor­gia.

Buried: Beth­el Bap­tist Church Ce­me­te­ry, near Sy­ca­more, Geor­gia.

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Biography

Moore was a Mis­sion­a­ry Bap­tist min­is­ter, and a sing­ing teach­er in Spauld­ing Coun­ty, Geor­gia.

He at­tend­ed Drake­town Bap­tist In­st­itute, Mer­cer Un­i­ver­si­ty, and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Flor­i­da.

After or­di­na­tion, he served at Funs­tron, Al­ma, Moul­tree, Glen­wood, Wil­la­coo­chee, and Ab­be­ville, Geor­gia; at the Beth­el Bap­tist Church and First Bap­tist Church in Sy­ca­more, Geor­gia; and in Haw­thorne, Flo­ri­da.

He al­so served for two years as pre­si­dent of the Geor­gia-Flor­i­da-Al­a­ba­ma Tri-State Sing­ing Con­ven­tion, and was pre­si­dent of the South­ern Sing­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Geor­gia.

Works

Moore es­tim­at­ed that he wrote ov­er 500 songs. Sales of his pho­no­graph re­cords ran in­to the mill­ions.

Lyrics