Curtis and Son Funeral Home

1315 Talladega Highway, Sylacauga, AL


Penelope Moore

April 16, 1937January 18, 2020

Penelope Moore, age 82, of Sylacauga, passed away January 18, 2020. She is survived by her nephew, Philip Moore, and his wife and children, Christine Moore, Benton Moore, and Mary Elizabeth Moore; and her niece, Katherine Moore, and her husband and children, Steven Sheffield, McGregor Sheffield, and Phoebe Sheffield; and her sister-in-law, Josephine C. Moore. Ms. Moore was predeceased by her brother, Edward McGregor Moore. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1pm, at First United Methodist Church of Sylacauga; internment will be private. A retired educator from Sylacauga City Schools, Ms. Moore spent a lifetime in service to the education of Sylacauga’s youth, while also working several years for the State of Alabama Department of Education. She was a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and also held Master’s Degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama. Among numerous other awards, professional and civic, Ms. Moore was honored to have been recognized as Woman of the Year in 1982 by the Sylacauga Exchange Club as well as Teacher of the Year by the State of Alabama in 1991. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church, Sylacauga. The family suggests that remembrances be made in the form of donations to Care House, Sylacauga, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, or Birmingham-Southern College. Curtis and Son Funeral Home directing.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 26, 2020


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Tomeka Hale

January 29, 2020

My condolences to the family. I can remember Ms. Moore being my Librarian at Mountainview Elementary School in Drew Court many years ago. Oh how I remember her no nonsense approach to being studious & quite in her Library. Prayers of comfort, strength & peace to the entire family.

Bettye Burdick

January 24, 2020

Jo and Katie, so sorry to hear of Penny’s passing. I pray that God will grant to the family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Beverly and I will be thinking of you on Sunday.

Angela Embry

January 24, 2020

To ms.Penny family , I just want you all to know that it was a pleasure taking care of penny. She talked about you all very often. She was so funny and would have you laughing for hours. My most precious times with her would be of her telling me stories of her granny. And even now as I write this I’m thinking of those times . Rest in heaven ms. Penny, you will be dearly missed❤️