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Official Obituary of

Dollie Jacobs (Jacobs) Moore

January 27, 1938 ~ April 2, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Dollie Moore Obituary

Dollie Jacobs Moore, 86, of Dothan, Alabama passed away on April 2, 2024, in the early hours
of the morning. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 4, in Sunset
Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Cecil Sanders, Jr. will officiate the memorial service. Visitation with
friends and family at the funeral home will be from 1-2 pm.

Dollie was born in her home at Danley's Crossroads in Coffee County on January 27, 1938, and
grew up on a 160-acre farm. Many of her fondest memories were related to playing with her
sister, Dora, making a playhouse outside with sticks, string, boards, and bricks and cutting
paper dolls from the Sears Roebuck catalogue. Along with her six siblings, she learned her
strong work ethic from their parents. They would work in the fields, hoeing and chopping cotton,
hoeing peanuts, and helping to can fruits and vegetables. She attended Curtis School, a country
school, with 4-H Club. She enjoyed attending camp at Shocco Springs and learning new songs
to introduce to her church where she played piano for services and her best friend, Christine led
the singing. She graduated from Elba High School where she was a cheerleader. At Troy State
University, she met her future husband, Bob Moore, a three-sport letterman. She majored in
business education with a minor in English.

In 1958, Dollie started her educational career in Columbus, Georgia, where she was voted "Best
Dressed Female Teacher." At the end of that school year, she and Bob were married on May
24, 1959, and moved to Deland, Florida. Her teaching career also took her to Ocoee, Florida
and to Houston Academy in Dothan, Alabama. Her love for sharing stories impacted students as
she served as the advisor to the yearbook and school newspaper staffs. It was rare to see her
without her camera to capture special moments. Her journalism connection transitioned to
serving as a reporter, columnist, and photographer for the Dothan Progress. She loved to share
inspirational and uplifting stories of unsung heroes in the community. She pinned many
columns, Rambling Reflections and A Bit of Now and Much of Then, in which she mixed
"happenings of yesteryear with those of today." She would frequently weave stories of the family
she cherished with words of encouragement and advocacy for philanthropic endeavors.

Dollie is preceded by her parents, Salbert Ashley (Bud) and Jewel Corkins Jacobs, and her
brothers, Cassady Jacobs (Madelyn); Charley Jacobs; Richard Jacobs (Frances); her sisters,
Dorothy Jacobs Jones (Earl) and Dora Jacobs Colquitt (Fred). She is survived by her sister,
Annie Jacobs Kribs, her son, Robert Lynn Moore, Jr. (Mitzi) of Dothan; daughter, Terri Moore
Cahoon (Joe) of Vestavia Hills; grandchildren, Lynn Mitchell Moore (Kimberly) of Northport;
Morgan Ashley Moore of Dothan; Chandler Cahoon Cotton (Zach) of Birmingham; Taylor
Cahoon Stewart (Ben) of Madison; and Merritt Lee Cahoon of Durham, NC; great-grandchild,
Violet May Moore, and many nieces and nephews.

Dollie's legacy is one of love, laughter, and the belief that every person has a story worth telling
and a potential worth realizing. In honor of her love for the rural South, the family requests
memorial contributions to Landmark Park https://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/tribute-fund/.

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