OBITUARY

Catherine "Libby" Elizabeth Moore

October 7, 1918December 8, 2012

Catherine Elizabeth (Libby) Porter Moore, 94, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville. Services celebrating her life will be conducted at the Westmoreland Chapel Of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home in Statesville with Rev. Thomas Southern officiating at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 with visitation to follow the service. Mrs. Moore was born in Hopewell, Virginia on October 17, 1918 to James Alexander Porter, Sr. and Cora Emma Irene Smith. After her mother's death, Libby and her sisters were raised in Alexander Children's Home in Charlotte and a brother, Jimmy at Barium Springs Children's Home. Libby spent most of her life in Charlotte and later in North Wilkesboro and Huntersville and attended Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and Wilkesboro Baptist Church. She attended Wilkes Community College and received her Certified Nursing Assistant license when she was 80 years of age. Mrs. Moore was predeceased by her husbands: June Elijah Shaffner, Jr., Allen Duval Cowles and James Edward Moore. She was predeceased by her son, James Donald Shaffner, her grandson, Gregory Shaffner, daughter-in-law, Claire Gilleland Shaffner, great-great grandson, Peyton Elijah Parker and great-great grandaughter, Reese Walker Parker along with her siblings: Helen Virginia Porter Smith, Lois Marilyn Porter Talley Rhody, James Alexander Porter, Jr., Sarah Porter and Doris Porter. She is survived by her sons David Porter Shaffner of Charlotte and J. E. (Bubba) Shaffner, III of Lake Norman and his fiance Libby Ensminger, 8 grandchildren: Robbie Shaffner(Melanie), Scott Shaffner (Jennifer), Libbi Shaffner Watts (Tim), Mark Shaffner, Lori Shaffner Shumate (Thomas), Kim Shaffner Jones (Steve), Joie Shaffner Herring and Wendy Duncan Smith (Brad), 20 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving her nephew, Elliott Porter, and former daughters-in-law: Ann Little Duncan (Randy) and Judy Lyons Walker. For those who prefer, memorials may be given to Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, N.C. 28658. The family would like to thank the staff at Valley Nursing Center and Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley for the special love and care shown to Granny Lib. Condolences may be sent on line to the family to www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, December 12, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Catherine "Libby" Elizabeth Moore

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Angela Summers

December 19, 2012

I met Libby when I worked with her at Brendles several years ago. She was one of my dearest friends and I learned so much from her. She is one of the most amazing people I've ever known and so loving, generous and fun. I am so thankful to have known her and will miss her so much. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

December 19, 2012

Bubba,
I am one of your old neighbors from Lynnwoode.
Just found out about your mom's passing. we now live Taylorsville. I wish I had known Libby was in the rest home here, I would like to have visited with her. She was always so cheerful. Please accept our condolences.
Shirley Staley, David, Dan, & Donna Eller

Jerry and Wanda Myers

December 12, 2012

Bubba,
We are sorry to hear about your mother and want you to know we are thinking of you. We love you.

December 12, 2012

You are in my thoughts and prayers.God Bless the family.Joanna Cherry Palumbo

Jackie Absher Johnston

December 11, 2012

Lori and Girls,
I am so very sorry to hear of your Granny's passing. I'm sure she is making somebody laugh in Heaven right now!! You are all in my prayers.

December 11, 2012

Bubba, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Alana Henderson

December 11, 2012

Bubba & David I'm so sorry for your loss, I know she is in a better place than we are,God bless her as well as the two of you and your families.
Butch Smith

Don and Beverly Story

December 10, 2012

Our deepest sympathies to all of Lib's family. We know how much you loved her and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Arlene Foster

December 10, 2012

Please know we are keeping you and your family close in our hearts and prayers.
With much love, Michael Foster Family.

Cindy Shaw

December 10, 2012

Bubba so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.