Doris Moore Kanipe

Published 7:23 pm Sunday, October 4, 2015

Doris Moore Kanipe, 88, of Mill Spring, N.C. died Saturday morning, Oct. 3, 2015 at Ashlan Village, Lyman, S.C.

Born in Rutherford County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late D.W. Moore and Myrtle Taylor Moore and widow of Olen Eugene Kanipe who died in 2003. Doris worked many years in manufacturing and retired from Mastercraft after 18 years of service. She was a member of Alexander United Methodist Church of Forest City, N.C.

She will be greatly missed but we will cherish our memories forever. She loved life, people, fun and never met a stranger. She was a blessing to all who knew her and was truly one of a kind. Doris was a woman of great faith and taught her children to love the Lord. She loved the beauty of the outdoors, enjoyed walking, flowers, gardening and cooking for family and friends. She was an avid reader and loved reading and writing poetry.

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May she rest in peace knowing how much she is loved.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Eugene Kanipe; two sisters, Mildred (Millie) Powell and Eugenia (Jean) Fischer; three brothers, Frank Moore, Arthur Moore and Elias (Snook) G. Moore.

Doris was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and treasured her family. She leaves behind her three daughters, Suzanne K. White (Jonathan) of Atlanta, Ga., Sharon K. Cantrell (David) of Inman, S.C. and April K. Alexander (Richard) of Inman, S.C.; one sister, Becky M. Bosselman of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Dr. Thomas P. Moore of Jacksonville, N.C. and Charles R. Moore of Mill Spring, N.C.; six grandchildren, Andrew Eugene Lynch, Stephanie S. Cantrell, Matthew R. Alexander, Taylor B. Alexander, Michelle W. Flinn and J. Shane White; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.7, 2015 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, N.C.

The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 120 Heywood Avenue, Suite 300, Spartanburg, SC 29302 or to Ashlan Village (Memory Unit), 415 Brenda Way, Lyman, SC 29365.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, N.C.