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
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
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.