Martha Ann Harrison Moore

martha moore

April 28, 1933 ~ March 22, 2024

Born in: Hot Springs, NC
Resided in: Black Mountain, NC

Martha Ann Harrison Moore, 90, of Black Mountain, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2024 at Givens Highland Farms. She was born at home in Hot Springs, NC, on April 28, 1933, to the late Nettie Rice Harrison and John Vernon Harrison. Martha graduated from Hot Springs High School and AB Tech Community College.

Martha was deeply devoted to her husband, David Douglas Moore, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage until his passing in 2016. She is survived by her children: Richard Douglas Moore (Sueanna) and Deborah Moore Mauney (Bill); grandchildren: David Moore (Melissa), Jessica Mauney Fariss (Brent), Jonathan Mauney, and Andrew Moore (Brittany); great-grandchildren: Lucille Moore and Reid Fariss; sister: Doris Thomas; sisters-in-law: Marilee Moore and Wanda Donehower; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Martha was preceded in death by her siblings: Rebecca Luntsford, Mary Jo Kent, Ruth Harrison, and John Harrison; and daughter-in-law: Donna Brown Moore.

Martha brought joy to everyone she encountered with her engaging conversations and warm personality. She was committed to raising her family, inspiring them with love, compassion, and a deep appreciation for family bonds.

In 1960 Martha and her family moved from Hot Springs to Asheville where she became an active member of Reed Memorial Baptist Church. Upon completion of her nursing education Martha worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for over thirty years, serving first as an LPN and later as an RN.

Martha and Doug enjoyed retirement in Hot Springs cherishing the warmth of family and friends. After Doug’s passing Martha resided in Black Mountain.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 29th at Fairview Methodist Church Cemetery in Hot Springs with Pastor J. David Hall, officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions to Fairview Cemetery Inc., PO Box 583, Hot Springs, NC 28743 would be appreciated. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: March 29, 2024 11:00 am

Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery
202 Fairview Loop
Hot Springs, NC 28743

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. Our memories of Aunt Martha are a gift to us. She was a solid rock and an encouraging friend as well as our Aunt. She and Uncle Doug were a team of two people who were steady and always showed up for family gatherings and at my front door with an entire meal the day I brought each of my sons home from the hospital after their birth. They made a big deal out of our accomplishments and were understanding and encouraging if we needed support. We were always welcomed at their home and we had many a great visit with them when they retired and moved back to Hot Springs. We laughed and mostly remembered what fun we had when we were all together at my Grandmother and Grandfather Moore’s home (Doug’s parents) They were as in love with Martha as the rest of us were. Peace and love to Richard and Debbie and all of their family members. With love, Susan and Alan

  2. Aunt Martha Ann was a person with a heart of gold and loved dearly by family and all of her relatives. I wish I had been able to visit with her more often but being in the military 23 years and living so far away and overseas made it impossible. I will remember her and cherish what few times I visited with her and her family!

  3. When I think of Aunt Martha I think of her taking all the photos at family gatherings. She loved family so much and was such a warm and wonderful part of ours.

  4. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Martha was a sear sweet lady! She and I studied together in Nursing school , shared recipes and truly enjoyed being together. We had lost contact over the years but she always held a special place in my heart! Such an humble faithful friend, May God bless and comfort your hearts.
    Pat Johnston

  5. I have only good memories of Aunt Martha Ann. She and Uncle Doug were always so special. Heaven has received a very wonderful angel.

  6. Richard, David and Andrew,
    Waynette and I are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Phil and Waynette Sorrells

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