Sarah Roy Sheppard Moye February 21, 1936 – January 02, 2017



Mrs. Sarah Roy Sheppard Moye, age 80, of Atlanta, died Tuesday, January 2, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 5th at 11:30 a.m. at Davisboro United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Davisboro City Cemetery. The Reverend Ron Dixon and Reverend John Wesley Moye will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mike Moye, Michael Moye Jr., James Moye III, Daniel Moye, Jonathan Moye, Stephen Moye, and Barry Sutlive. The family will receive friends at the church also on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m.

Mrs. Moye was born and reared in Washington County, the daughter of the late Roy Sheppard and the late Sarah Bynum Greer Sheppard. She graduated from Sandersville High School in 1954, where she was selected as Homecoming Queen. Mrs. Moye spent her adult life in Atlanta as a homemaker raising her children in the love and admonition of Christ and living out her family’s conviction, “Jesus is the driving force of my life”. She was an active member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church where she was a member of the New Hope Sunday School Class and was a former teacher and mentor to the College/Career Sunday School Class. She was also an active volunteer in mission work in Atlanta. Mrs. Moye is predeceased by her son, Reverend Dr. James Dunaway “Jim” Moye Jr.

Survivors include: her husband, James Dunaway “Jimmy” Moye Sr. of Atlanta; son, Michael Raley “Mike” Moye Sr. and his wife Sharon Whelchel Moye also of Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Frances Smith “Fran” Moye of Carrollton; grandchildren, Rachel Moye Iliadis and her husband Dimitri of Atlanta, Rebekah Elizabeth Moye of Nashville, TN., Michael Raley Moye Jr., of Birmingham, AL., James Dunaway Moye III, Daniel Felton Moye, Jonathan Smith Moye and Stephen Francis Moye all of Carrollton; great grandchildren, Penelope Lark Iliadis and Eleanora Poet Iliadis; siblings, Jerry Gilbert Sheppard and his wife Judy Austin Sheppard and Judy Patricia Sheppard Rakestraw.

Donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Moye to Young Leaders International, P.O. Box 1088, Carrollton, GA. 30112, a charity, her son Jim founded.

May and Smith Funeral Directors is in charge of these arrangements.

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