Mrs. Moss was born in Union, SC February 21, 1946, a daughter of the late Claude Preston Smith and Annie Belle Palmer Smith. She was a high school graduate and attended Spartanburg Technical College to study Respiratory Therapy. Mrs. Moss retired from Timken and had been a home health caregiver for many years. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and was first married to the late Frank Parkins.
Surviving are a daugher, Lori Deal of the home; five grandchildren, Courtney Parker and Caleb Deal, both of the home, Mitchell Parkins, Kristin P. Robinson and Mary Benvenuti; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel Gregory, Pearl Inman and Linda Thomas and husband Preston; four brothers, Carl Smith and wife Thelma, Monroe Smith and wife Nancy, Gilbert Smith, Sr and Kenneth Smith, all of Union; special friends, Jimmy Deal of Lockhart and T.J. Roberts of the home.
Mrs. Moss was predeceased by a son, Leslie Dale Parkins and three brothers, Harold Smith, L.J. Smith and William Charles Smith.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Christopher Green, Rev. Scott Cobb and Rev. Alan Gregory. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Moss will be taken to the home 251 Old Pump Station Rd, Union where the family will receive friends this evening. The family will also receive friends at the church immediately following the service and also at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 101 Verdae Blvd, Suite 130-153, Greenville, SC 29607 or the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Rd., Union, SC 29379.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Upstate Lung and Critical Care Specialist, Dr. Juliette Saad and Dr. Robert Wentz.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)