Moses, Rebecca Hargis

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Rebecca Hargis Moses, 77, of Pearisburg, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg, Virginia. Mrs. Moses was born April 5, 1933, in Pearisburg and was the daughter of late William Leonard (Shorty) Hargis and Eugenia Snidow (Phoebe) Hargis.

Mrs. Moses attended Randolph Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was in the graduating class of 1955. Mrs. Moses was a member of the First United Methodist Church and active in FUMC Women. Mrs. Moses was an active member of her community serving 21 years on the Pearisburg Town Council, Vice-Mayor of Pearisburg for eight years, on the board of the Pearisburg Housing Commission, on the town of Pearisburg Planning Commission, the Bicentennial Committee, and was recently elected to serve as the Chairman of the New River Valley District Planning Commission.

Mrs. Moses was a gifted teacher starting her career in 1955 at Pearisburg High School. She left for a short time to teach in Mecklenburg County, then returned to Pearisburg in 1960. The Pearisburg High School class of 1960 has honored her with its special teacher award. Mrs. Moses enjoyed her time on the PHS reunion committee, being a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, serving as a Literacy Volunteer of the New River Valley for 25 years, and her involvement in the membership and leadership of the Woman’s Club at the local and state level.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Compton R. (Buddy) Moses, of Pearisburg, Virginia; two daughters, Eugenia Snidow (Jeanie) Moses-Journell, of Pearisburg, Virginia, and Carroll Moses Garland and her husband, David Steven Garland, of Richmond, Virginia; and four grandchildren, William Joseph Moses, Jessica Rebecca Journell, Luci Caitlin Journell, and Rachel Madison Garland.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday July 26, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with the Reverend Brad Scott officiating. Burial will follow at the Birchlawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

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