Gertrude C. “Red” Moates, 85, 1900 Hillsboro Ave., Johnson City, died Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Gray.
Mrs. Moates was a Johnson City native and a daughter of the late George Washington and Pearl McKinley Crowe Carder.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Moates was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was also a member of the Women of the Church, the Church Circle and the Pairs and Spares Sunday school class.
She was a member of the Gideon Auxiliary and was an avid U.T. football fan.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Moates was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Thomas Carder, Guy Wilburn Carder and Roy Land Carder.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James Lee Moates; three children, Tina Marie Moates Roberts and husband John Charles Roberts, Madison, AL, James Lee Moates III and wife Lisa Jane Alexander Moates, Johnson City, Thomas Mark Moates and wife Ginger Arlene Wright Moates, Gray; two sisters, Wilma Lee Carder Henry, Johnson City, Dorothy C. Self, Knoxville; seven grandchildren, John Charles Roberts, Jr., Madison AL, James Michael Roberts, Decatur, AL, Hollie Marie Roberts, Madison, AL, Bobbie Eliese Roberts, Madison, AL, Megan Alexandra Moates, Johnson City, Hunter Thomas Moates, Gray, Leeli Nicole Moates, Gray; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. from the East Chapel of the Appalachian Funeral Home, with the Reverend Louis Imsande officiating.
The graveside committal service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Those planning to attend are to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. Wednesday.
Active pallbearers will include John Roberts, Jr., Michael Roberts, Hunter Moates, Brad Henry, Chad Henry and Larry C. Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Alf and Martha Jean Taylor, Cullen and Carolyn Davis, Gerald Malcolm and Dr. George Granger.
The family will receive friends prior to the service Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of the funeral home.
Those who prefer to make memorial contributions may do so to South Camp Gideon’s, Mountain Home, TN or to First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City, TN., 37604.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Moates family. 928-6111