Martha Gale Hicks Moses, 73, of Athens, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, February 17, 2020.
A native and lifelong resident of Athens, she was one of seven children born to the late Charles and Etheleen Hicks, and was preceded in death by her loving husband of 36 years, Glenn Ray Moses, the love of her life. She was preceded in death by her father-n-law and mother-n-law, William Henry and Arlie Moses, sister-n-laws and brother-n-laws, Woodrow “Sonny” Thrasher, Mildred and Milburn Ezell, Ruby and Ross Malone, Bill and Betty Moses, Glenn “Buck” and Goldie Cline, Joyce Marie Moses, Shirley and Harold Hutsell, Henrietta and Richard Hunt, Otha and Jimmy Key, and Linda Short. She attended Athens Free Saints True Holiness Church all of her life, where she was the church pianist for over forty years. She graduated McMinn County High School in 1965 and was a former employee of Morgan’s Manufacturing of Etowah and Athens Manufacturing of Athens.
Gale is survived by her children: Allen and Angie Moses of Athens, Marchelle and Alan Wear of Englewood, Kevin Moses of Athens, Chad and Jennifer Moses of Athens; her grandchildren: Brooke Moses of Riceville and fiancé Richard Pressley of Ten Mile, Ethan and Jenna Moses of Athens, Peyton Moses and Paisley Moses of Athens and Great Grandson Ethan Saul Moses of Athens. Gale is also survived by her siblings (and spouses): Charleen Hicks Thrasher, Gene and Joan Hicks, Bill and Janie Hicks, Becky and Harley Moses, Doug Hicks, Mark and Sandy Hicks, sister-n-law Evetta and Walt Higdon, brother-n-law Harry “Snooks” Short, and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Gale was a very loving mother, grandmother and friend to all. She lived a sanctified life, being an example of Jesus Christ and Holiness of Heart and Life. She always stood firm on her beliefs. She was a good and faithful servant to God, her church and her family. Along with her late husband Glenn, Gale had a heart and love for helping others; taking a meal to the sick or needy, sending get well or thinking of you cards, visiting the sick in the hospital or nursing home, as well as helping those in financial need. Gale loved singing and playing the piano. She and her husband Glenn, sang together for over 30 years in church. Gale was a very gifted piano player; she was able to play composed music, as well as playing by ear. She loved to cook, and prepared Sunday lunch for her children and grandchildren for many years until she was no longer able. Her cooking was always a welcome contribution at any gathering. Gale also loved to sew, and made clothes, quilts and numerous other things for family and friends. She loved reading her Bible and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Gale was very loved and a blessing to all who knew her.
Gale’s family greatly appreciates her sister, Charleen Hicks Thrasher for all of the help she provided during Gale’s illness. A special thanks to her longtime friend and niece, Elaine (and Gerald Barber) for their love and support shown to Gale. The family would also like to thank her caregivers: Sheryl Underwood, Holly Honnold, Sue Fagg, Pam Hamilton, Abigail Randolph and Wareen Mac Isaac for their love and kindness. Thanks to the staff of Davita Dialysis of Etowah, Starr Regional Health & Rehab and Amedysis Home Health, Dr. Christopher Maynard (and nurse Pamela Prince) and Dr. Ghazali Khan for the special care they gave our mother during her time of need.
Special thanks from Allen, Kevin and Chad, to Marchelle, Angie and Jennifer for the special care, attention and personal need they gave to Mama, and thanks to her “favorite” son-in-law Alan “Dump” Wear for all he did in helping with Mama.
The family will receive friends Thursday, February 20th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Athens Free Saints True Holiness Church, 241 County Road 442 (Slack Road) Athens, funeral service will be at the church on Friday, February 21st at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. William “Bill” Hicks and Gene Hicks officiating. The burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers are Ethan Moses, Peyton Moses, Richard Pressley, Doug Ezell, Jason Givens, Larry Moses, and Steve Toomey. Honorary pallbearers are Saul Moses, Anthony Hicks, Caleb Hicks and Hunter Givens.
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