M. T. Moss
3rd Regiment
106th Infantry Division

     M. T. Moss, age 91, of Fairlea, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a short illness.

     Mr. Moss was born September 16, 1913, in Winfield, the son of the late Effie Deiliah Burnside Moss and Floyd Herman Moss.

     He early worked for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as a salesman, then entered the Army in 1942 and served in the Third Infantry Regiment, 106th Division, during World War II, and returned to R. J. Reynolds, becoming District Manager. He moved to Lewisburg in 1947 and purchased the Lewisburg Wholesale Company, Inc., and formed Fairlea Lanes, Greenbrier Motors, Fairlea Exxon and the Mountaineer Food Stores.

     Moss served the community in many areas, including the Fairlea Ruritan Club, the non-profit Scenic Railroad Corporation which went from Ronceverte to Cass, Isaac Walton League, Director of Greenbrier Valley Bank, Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation, worked to secure the Greenbrier Valley Airport at its present location, Fairlea Rescue Squad, Fire House. Member of Blue Masonic Lodge, Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Greenbrier Valley Shrine Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wholesalers Association, National Tobacco Wholesalers Association and National Candy Wholesalers Association, and member of Lewisburg Elks. He was a member of Winfield Baptist Church and attended the Shuck Memorial Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

     He served on the Greenbrier County Democrat Executive Committee and also the State Democrat Executive Committee.

     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nelverna Law-rence Moss, six brothers, Home A., Kenneth Elmer, John Henry, Lionel Guy, Raymond Earl, and Woodrow Wilson Moss, and two sisters, Eulah Elizabeth Hutchison and Eupha Lydia Haines.

     Surviving him are his wife, Kay M. Hardesty, of Fairlea; son, David Earl Moss, of Fairlea; four stepdaughters, Sheri Clark, of Washington, North Carolina, Jennean Scott, of Bluefield, Deborah Scott, of Lewisburg, and Alecia Towne, of Warrenton, Virginia; four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren; a step-brother, Arie Bonham, of Hurricane.

     Funeral services were held Thursday, March 31, at Shuck Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Ron Miller. Entombment was at the Rosewood Mausoleum with Masonic graveside rites.

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James D. West