William Isaac Moore and Emily Lee Rigsby Moore
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The W.I. Moores were living in Lonedale, Arkansas in November 1928 when they loaded what they could in a homemade Model T Pickup and headed for West Texas. W.I. (Isaac) had a brother, C.H. Moore living on the S.F. Starrett farm. They lived in the Pansy community that year, and the following year Isaac rented one hundred acres from R.A. Crausby. They saw some hard times during the thirties. Cotton was selling for five cents a pound and they plowed up their cotton. The government ordered them to kill their cows because they had too many. In spite of all this they prospered and in 1934 they bought the Spence farm two and a half miles southeast of McAdoo.

W.I. and Lee Moore moved their church letter from Smith Creek Baptist Church, Lonedale, Arkansas to Pansy Baptist Church. They attended regularly until they moved to their farm southeast of McAdoo. They moved their membership to McAdoo Baptist Church. They were instrumental in helping get the church building started. W.I. was Sunday School superintendent and was ordained a deacon in 1938. Mrs. Moore was a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. The church was something they loved and wanted to see people live a good Christian life.

They had one daughter Hazel and also reared a nephew, W.H. Moore. W.I. passed away in April 1971 and Lee in 1974.

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Funeral rites for W. I. Moore, 80, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church at McAdoo. Moore died Tuesday in a Lubbock hospital.

The Rev. Jim Ransom, pastor of the McAdoo church, the Rev. James Vickery and the Rev. Jack Welch, both of Lubbock, will officiate. Burial will be under direction of King Funeral Home.

A native of Garland County, Ark., Moore moved to McAdoo in 1928. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of McAdoo.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Lee; a daughter, Mrs. Sam Brown, and a son, W. H. Moore, both of McAdoo; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Caldwell of Bryant, Ark., and Mrs. Nancy Burgess of Hot Springs, Ark.; a brother, Joe of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the McAdoo First Baptist Church.

©Crosbyton Review, April 8, 1971
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

Emily Lee MooreMemorial services for Mrs. Emily Lee Moore, 82, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in McAdoo Baptist Church by the Rev. Larry Hicks, pastor, assisted by Rev. Jack Welch of Lubbock.

Interment was in McAdoo Cemetery, under direction of King Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moore had been a Dickens County resident since 1928.

She was claimed by death about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Crosbyton Nursing Home.

The longtime McAdoo resident was married June 7, 1914 to William Isaac (Ike) Moore. He succumbed April 6, 1971.

Survivors include a son, W. H. Moore of McAdoo; a daughter, Mrs. Sam Brown of McAdoo; three brothers, C. C. Rigsby of Hot Springs, Ark., G. R. Rigsby of Benton, Ark., and R. K. Rigsby of Lonsdale, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. W. W. Lander of Benton, Ark.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Arvis Moore, Ola Moore, Johnny Moore, Bobby Murders,Jabez Rigsby and Lee Roy Ratheal.

©Crosbyton Review, February 14, 1974
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes


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