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Obituary for Michael James Moore

Michael James Moore, 33, recently of Valdosta, Georgia, and a native of Dahlonega, passed away early Friday morning, November 26. Michael was born December 1, 1987 and grew up in Dahlonega. He attended Lumpkin County High School where he played golf and basketball. He graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a degree in finance and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Michael married the love of his life and his best friend, Christie, in a joyful and love filled ceremony on June 9, 2018, in Athens, Georgia. Together they shared a love of history, travel, politics, football, learning, the beach, and traveling the state to visit friends and family far and wide, especially through Leadership Georgia. Michael was formerly a financial analyst with Dieffenbacher in Alpharetta and had recently joined the staff at Valdosta State University.

Those who were loved by Michael and those who loved him knew him to have a fun, peaceful, curious, and gentle spirit and a smile that would light up any room. Never one to claim the spotlight, he had a servant’s heart and was happy to care for those he loved and support them in any way he could.

Michael is survived by his wife, Sarah Christian (Haynes); mother, Gail Zobel Moore; father Robert E. (Buddy) Moore (Teresa); twin brother, Matthew Moore (Stephany); brother Andrew Moore (Melissa); maternal grandparents, Jim and Zoe Ann Zobel; nephews, Phillip and Jacob Moore, niece Khloe Moore; aunts Alice Moore (Rick), Angie Bennett (Henry), Karen Zobel; uncle Bruce Zobel; cousins Jeffie Trammell (Amy), Kayla Zobel, and Mallory Rubek (Chaise); and many dear friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Robert Eugene (Moucho) and Nell Moore and uncle Scott Zobel.

The visitation with the family will be Wednesday, December 1 from 4-7 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville, GA. The memorial service will be Thursday, December 2 at 2 p.m. at Dahlonega United Methodist Church in Dahlonega, GA. UNG wants the Church to know that the visitor parking lots around the Chestatee Building (Starbucks) will be available for Michael’s service on Thursday morning should attendants need parking. For Thursday morning there will be no requirement to register at UNG as a visitor for these parking lots. A celebration of life reception will be held at Achasta Golf Club immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Leadership Georgia at, In Memory of Michael Moore 3348 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30326. Donations can also be made to Sigma Nu scholarship donations at or checks payable to Sigma Nu Educational Foundation designate to Kappa Chapter in memory of Michael Moore PO Box 1869 Lexington, VA 24450, or
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