In Memoriam: Brother Alvin G. Moore

Alvin G. Moore. Photo courtesy of the News and Observer.

Brother Alvin G. Moore passed away on August 16, 2012. Brother Moore was initiated as an Entered Apprentice on January 13, 2981, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on February 17, 1981, and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on March 17, 1981 at Millbrook Masonic Lodge #97. His obituary, courtesy of the News and Observer, is as follows:

Alvin G. Moore of Raleigh, passed away on August 16, 2012. He was the son of the late Geneva and Tollie Moore of Wake Forest. Alvin loved his country, faithfully serving during the Korean War, where he was awarded two purple hearts, the Korean Service Medal, as well as several other service medals. He was a Mason and Shriner since 1979. With only a fifth grade education, Alvin went into real estate, successfully building a business with apartments, houses and commercial properties. Alvin always worked hard and was a success at everything he undertook. In addition to his mother and father, Alvin was preceded in death by two half brothers, William Tilley, Raymond Tilley, and a sister, Vivian Moore Radford

Surviving are: his wife, Sylvia Anderson Moore; daughter, Debra Diane Moore; sons, Anthony Lynn Moore, Greg Cowan and Robert Anderson Moore; sisters and brothers, Millie Moore Greanier, Robert E. Moore, Maynard E. Moore, Lynwood Moore and Harold Moore.

Alvin and Ed Brandle seldom missed a Sunday together at New Hope Baptist Church, always friends, always sharing good times together!

The family will receive friends 6-7:30 PM Sunday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh. Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Monday New Hope Baptist Church. Interment with military honors will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 4301 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604. Share your condolences at

 Rest in peace Brother Moore.

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