Frances Avagene Moore, age 81, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Avagene began her career in Emergency Management in Lawrence County, and continued to pursue opportunities to advance within state and national emergency management organizations She served as President of the International Association of Emergency Managers and held many professional certifications in her field, including public speaking, leadership and consulting. In 2011, she was awarded the "Inductee to the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame" designation. In a career that spanned over thirty-five years, she strongly influenced emergency management programs across the United States and abroad and left a legacy behind with her passion for her life's work.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Woodrow and Ruby Viola Nelson. She is survived by her husband, James T. "Jimmy" Moore; one brother, Charles Nelson (Clara) of San Antonio, Texas; three children: Pamela Davis (Ellis) of Rogersville, Alabama; Steve Moore (Anita) of Dickson, Tennessee; and Kimberly Moore of Arlington, Kentucky. Four grandchildren: Rachel Moore-Sanders of Nashville, TN; Jacob Moore of Nashville, TN; Ariel Tatum (Trevor) of Staunton, VA; and, Abigail Moore of Nashville, TN.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 North Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
A private "celebration of life" will be held at a later date.
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