Mrs. Sara E. (Moore) Chapman
Mrs. Sara E. (Moore) Chapman, age 93, formerly of DeKalb County, GA, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2013.
She was born in Sharpsburg, GA, on April 17, 1919, to Charles H. and Eleanor (Pitts) Moore. Sara lost her parents at a young age and was raised by extended family.
She was a graduate of Georgia Baptist School of Nursing in 1942, where she received her RN degree.
She paid her own way through nursing school by packing peaches. She married Aurelius Talton “A.T.” Chapman on March 2, 1952, in the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and he passed away on Jan. 2, 1996.
Her nursing career started at Georgia Baptist as a private duty nurse. In her later years Sara was employed by Western Electric as a Corporate Nurse for 30 years until retirement in 1978.
She was a longtime member of Briarcliff Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Atlanta Chapter #57, Worthy Matron and was Mother Advisor for the Order of Rainbow Girls, Atlanta Assembly #5.
Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Lahman Moore, Charlie and Judy Moore, Marsha and Jimmy Eiland, all from Newnan, GA, Robin and Lamar Putnam, Carrollton, GA, Michael and Pam Moore, Ft. Worth, TX, Leon Moore, Mansfield, TX; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews and various members of the Chapman family.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles E. “Woody” Moore of Newnan and W.L. Moore, Ft. Worth, TX. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of A.S. Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Sally Webster and Rev. Guy Kent officiating.
Interment will be held at Westview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the service time. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Briarcliff Baptist Church or American Heart Association.
A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Decatur