Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 6, 2013

Tessie Mae Moore

PRINCETON — Tessie Mae Moore, age 87, of 2190 Shadetree Circle, Princeton, W.Va., passed on to meet our Lord and Savior on Friday evening, May 3, 2013 at The Maples Nursing Home in Bluefield.

Born on March 28, 1926, she had celebrated 87 long years on this earth. She had been a resident of Green Valley for 38 years and was of the Catholic faith. She was a homemaker. She grew up in Bramwell and formerly worked for Aratex, Maidenform and Moore's Building Supply. Her hobbies included knitting and crocheting, and bowling. She was a lover of flowers and had a green thumb. She was an avid NASCAR fan and loved WVU football.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Moore Jr.; mother, Mary Hopstock Kosinar; father, Anton Kosinar; sisters, Vera Suhadolnik, Helen Kosinar and Irene Kosinar; brothers, Anton Kosinar, Sam Kosinar, Leonard (Tony) Kosinar, and Mike Kosinar.

Survivors include: Daughters: Susan Akers of Peterstown, Nancy Horton of Duhring; grandchildren: Jeffery Horton and Christy Baker, Sara Nicole Ballard and Adam, Crystall Sadler and John, Tammy Lynn Akers and Chris Briley; great-grandchildren: Courtney Lockett, McKenzie Sadler and Dawson Sadler, Christina (Christy) Bircham, Dominick (Nikki) Briley and Devon Briley; a loved step-great-grandson, Christian Ballard; sisters: Mary Eaton and husband Earl of Ohio, Martha Zelko of Ohio, Louise Taress of Ohio, Faye Catania of Florida; brothers: George Kosinar and Nancy of Ohio, Bill Kosinar and Susan of Bluefield; two sisters-in-law; Pat Kosinar of Ohio, Jenny Kosinar of Bluefield; aunt: Margaret Carver of Coopers; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted today (Monday), May 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. Albert Jarrels officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where Jeff Horton, Nikki Briley, Devon Briley, Dawson Sadler, Chris Briley, John Sadler, and Eddie Lockett will be serving as pallbearers.

Friends called on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.

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