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34550 Highway 43
PO Box 635
Thomasville, AL 36784
Phone: 334-636-4456
Fax: 334-636-0056
Florence Mooring

Florence Rebecca Mooring

April 30, 1936 - February 21, 2021
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Florence Rebeeca Mooring age 84 of Linden, AL died February 21, 2021 at Whitfield Regional Hospital. She was born April 30, 1936 in Octagon, AL to Grafton and Sarah Mooring. She was a high school teacher and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Pilot Club.

She is survived by her sister, Sarah Catherine Hudson (Jim), her brother, Joseph William “Billy” Mooring (Ellen), her nieces, Allison Laubenthal (husband, Jim and daughter, Lindsay), and Mary Ellen Mooring, her nephew, Samuel Welden Mooring (wife, Brooke and children, Henry and Lucy), honorary niece, Elizabeth Tisdale (husband, Marion and children, Catherine Eve and Ashley), and devoted family friend, Donna Wiltsie.

Graveside funeral services will be held at Octagon Cemetery on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Daniel Gandy and Billy Boggs officiating.

Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.
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    February 26, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    February 26, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Octagon Cemetery
    Address
    2804 County Road 33
    LINDEN, AL 36748
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Libby Davis

Posted at 10:22am
A couple of years ago I attended a party hosted by Madeline Hildreth in Octagon. I was thrilled when Miss Mooring walked in the door. After much conversation and storytelling, she leaned in and looked at me in her inimitable way with eyes twinkling and said, "Libby, we've known each other for most of our adult lives. I think you can call me Florence now." I responded, "I don't know that I can do that, Miss Mooring." She replied "try!" Everyone within earshot began to laugh. It was quintessential Miss Mooring! That day I entered the party with Miss Mooring as my high school history teacher who inspired my love of history and my love of learning for which I will always be grateful! I left the party with "Florence" as my dear friend whose spirit, kindness, inspiration, and sense of humor will be missed more than words can express.
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Eugene Pettis

Posted at 09:20am
Fifty plus years later I vividly recall the sense of joy of being a student in Ms. Mooring's history and government classes at T. R. Miller High School where I and her other students were exposed to a learning experience that included an appreciation of the past and an encouragement to strive to be productive and contributing citizens of our nation and world. Her obvious knowledge and her sense of caring were ever present in her interactions with us.

I had the good fortune to enjoy an extended telephone conversation with Ms. Mooring this past autumn, during which it was evident that she remained the vibrant, perspective, and thoughtful person who played such a vital role in my formative years as a student. During my career as a teacher, and later as an administrator, I often found myself thinking of how she motivated students, and I hoped that I and other educators might have a similar impact on those in our charge.

Florence Mooring's time in the classroom passed several years ago, but her influence never did--and for that, I, for one, am forever grateful.

Eugene Pettis
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Sarah Williams

Posted at 06:46pm
Miss Mooring was a gracious and wonderful lady.She was a great history and government teacher. I credit her with my interest in current events, politics and the importance of public service. As I recall, she began teaching in the Brewton City Schools in or around 1960. Miss Mooring was a positive influence on many students during her tenure in Brewton. A life well-lived.
Posted for Beverly Johnson Scherer, class of 1964 at T.R. Miller High School, beverly.scherer@gmail.com
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Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Posted at 01:09am
In loving memory of Ms. Florence Mooring- my favorite teacher! With fondest regards, Congresswoman Terri Sewell and the family
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Barbara Hornsby

Posted at 08:34pm
My thoughts are with the family. Florence and I graduated from high school at the same time. She was always kind and thoughtful. I last saw her in the summer of 2018 at a small class reunion, and she was the same Florence. She will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. My sister, Margaret Jeffres, also wants the family to know that she is thinking of them.
With love and thankfulness for the life of Florence Rebecca Mooring,
-- Barbara Jeffres Hornsby
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