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Richard D. ‘Rick’ Moore
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Funeral services for former Habersham County Sheriff Richard D. “Rick” Moore, 60, of Turnerville, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Ledford officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Turnerville.

Mr. Moore died Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Born July 17, 1952, in Greenville, S.C., he was a son of the late William Ervin “Bill” and Jenny Louise Henderson Moore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Moore.

Mr. Moore was hired by the Habersham County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 31, 1985. Eventually he was promoted to working in investigations. In the early 1990s, he began working with the DARE program, and continued until resigning to run for sheriff in 2000. Mr. Moore was elected sheriff of Habersham County in 2000, and took office in January 2001. He served as sheriff until January 2005. In his work with the DARE program, Mr. Moore became very close to the children of Habersham County, affectionately referring to them as “his kids.” As sheriff, he supported and participated in many community, civic and benefit programs and events, and encouraged his officers to do so as well. Mr. Moore was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Dana and Matt Thompson of Monroe; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Phyllis Moore of Alpharetta, Bill and Kathy Moore of Roswell; special nieces, Alison Chick, Amy Jones, Katy Gibson, Carrie Britt and Meghan Gorka; great-nephews, Chandler Gibson, Alex Chick, Seth Chick and David Britt; and Ricks’ All Star, Kalan Jones of Cornelia.

Memorials may be made to Sheriff’s Youth Home, 8109 GA Highway 297, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

Aug. 1, 2012