McMillan Funeral Home

702 West College Street, Booneville, MS


Hugh Edward Moore, Sr.

November 4, 1929September 7, 2020
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Hugh Edward Moore, Sr., 90, of Marietta passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of the West Booneville Church of Christ, a United States Air Force Veteran, and was retired from the Prentiss County School Systems where he was director of maintenance at the bus shop. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1950 where he was a member of the 1950 State Championship basketball team. He was a chartered member of the City of Marietta Board of Alderman and a member of the Marietta Lions Club. He loved gardening, going out to eat and visiting with everyone at Agnew’s restaurant on a daily basis. Funeral services will be at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Ward Hogland and Bro. Josh Westmoreland officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00P.M on Wednesday at the funeral home. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mavoline Murphy Moore; four sons, Hugh Edward (Eddie) Moore, Jr. (Donna), Phillip Moore (Barbara) both of Marietta, Rodney Moore (Debbie) of Baldwyn and Scotty Moore (Lori) of New Site; two daughters, Mitzi Moore Jumper (Art) of Booneville and Melissa Moore Burns (Ronald) of Marietta; 10 grandchildren, Andrea Shapley (Dereck), Chris Moore (Melonie), Kellie Crabb (Jeremy), Doug Jumper (Saray), Mary Alice Carpenter (Kyle), Will Moore (fiancé Lacy), Kindra Shadburn (Chris) , Aaron Moore, Beau Burns (Brittany), and Clint Burns (Darbi); 13 great grandchildren;and a sister, Ruby Cain of Thrasher. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson Moore and Lula Cunningham Moore, infant brother, and great grandson Mason Burns. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Chris Moore, Doug Jumper, Beau Burns, Aaron Moore, Clint Burns and Will Moore. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.


  • Mavoline Murphy Moore, Wife
  • Hugh Edward (Eddie) Moore Jr. (Donna), Son
  • Phillip Moore (Barbara), Son
  • Rodney Moore (Debbie), Son
  • Scotty Moore (Lori), Son
  • Mitzi Moore Jumper (Art), Daughter
  • Melissa Moore Burns (Ronald), Daughter
  • Andrea Shapley (Dereck), Grandchild
  • Chris Moore (Melonie), Grandchild
  • Kellie Crabb (Jeremy), Grandchild
  • Doug Jumper (Saray), Grandchild
  • Mary Alice Carpenter (Kyle), Grandchild
  • Will Moore (fiance' Lacy), Grandchild
  • Kindra Shadburn (Chris), Grandchild
  • Aaron Moore, Grandchild
  • Beau Burns (Brittany), Grandchild
  • Clint Burns (Darbi), Grandchild
  • Ruby Cain, Sister
  • Andrew Jackson Moore, Father (deceased)
  • Lula Cunningham Moore, Mother (deceased)
  • Mason Burns, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • 13 great grandchildren

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  • Chris Moore, Active Pallbearer
  • Doug Jumper , Active Pallbearer
  • Beau Burns , Active Pallbearer
  • Aaron Moore , Active Pallbearer
  • Clint Burns , Active Pallbearer
  • Will Moore , Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020


Hugh Edward Moore, Sr.

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Saray Jumper

September 11, 2020

Mr. Moore! To the courageous man who started it all! Thank you and Mrs. Moore for the beautiful loving family you have raised that in return helped raise a wonderful grandson who became my world! We will miss you so much. I am comforted to know that our family is forever and we will all be with you again someday!

With much gratitude and love,




      Hugh Edward Moore, Sr. was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Hugh always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Hugh was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

      Hugh was born on November 4, 1929 at home in Prentiss County Mississippi. His parents were Andrew Jackson Moore and Lula Cunningham Moore. Hugh was raised in Mississippi. Always able to express himself well, Hugh possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Hugh was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, Hugh was able to relate well with others. His occasional role as family mediator gave him the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Hugh was raised with 1. Ruby Moore Cain his sister. Hugh had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      As a young child, Hugh showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Hugh enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He loved Basketball. He was a Chartered member of the City of Marietta Board of Alderman and a Lion's Club Member. In his spare time he liked to garden, and eating out and visiting with everyone at Agnew's Restaurant.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Hugh was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1950. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. He was a member of the State Championship Basketball team.

      Friends and acquaintances found Hugh an easy man to get to know, and those close to him would often praise his open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Hugh was uncomplicated and straightforward in his relationships, which allowed him to accept people for what they were. Later in life, he became friends with Billy Joe Barnes and Joe Ellis Gann.

       Hugh was attentive to Nuby's feelings, and he charmed Nuby and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Hugh was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

      Very much like a kid himself, Hugh identified with the inquisitive and creative side of his children’s personalities. He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills. Hugh was blessed with 6 children, Eddie, Phil, Mitzi, Rodney, Scotty and Melissa. They were also blessed with 10 great grandchildren, Andrea, Chris, Kellie, Doug, Mary Alice, Will, Kindra, Aaron, Beau and Clint and 11 great-great grandchildren.

      Hugh was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Hugh’s strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Hugh was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Hugh could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. Director. He was employed with the Prentiss County Schools Bus Maintenance Shop.

      Hugh was a United States Air Force Veteran. Hugh was a cool thinker who could handle himself well in a crisis. He was in the Korean War and stationed in North Africa, Morocco, Atlas Mountain Redar Unit. He achieved the rank of Airman First Class. He received several awards including a National defense service medal. He showed leadership qualities and could make tough decisions when he was called upon to do so.

      Hugh enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were gardening, riding around to different places, loved Gatlinburg, TN and eating out. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Because he liked to take risks, Hugh was a perfect match for athletics and exercise. He was enthusiastic and confident about these activities. In high school, Hugh played basketball. Hugh was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity.

      Hugh was a gifted problem solver who worked hard to help accomplish group goals. This skill made him a wonderful asset to the various groups and organizations to which he belonged. Always matter-of-fact about what needed to be done, Hugh worked steadily to meet any organization’s goals.

      Hugh held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to him. He was a member of the West Booneville Church of Christ.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that Hugh truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included Gatlinburg, TN and the Amish town in Lawrenceburg, TN.

      Hugh passed away on September 7, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville, MS. due to Parkinson's . He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mavoline Murphy Moore, 6 children, Eddie Moore (Donna), Phillip Moore (Barbara), Mitzi Jumper (Art), Rodney Moore (Debbie), Scotty Moore (Lori), Melissa Burns (Ronald), 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held at McMillan Funeral Home. Hugh was laid to rest in Zion Rest Cemetery.

      Hugh was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Hugh had a theme song written about him, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Hugh Edward Moore, Sr.

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