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Carolyn Annabella Tucker Moore, 74, of Dusty Road, Morehead, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the University of Louisville Medical Center surrounded by the love of her family.

Born Oct. 26, 1941, in Anderson, Indiana, she was the daughter of Francis Burns and Mary Mildred Carter Tucker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Moore on Feb. 7, 1970; a son, Steven Burns Moore on Sept. 16, 2007, and a sister, Marion "Mimi" Carroll.

Annabella is survived by three children, James Ray Moore of Morehead, Leigh Ann Moore (Charles Elliott) of Morehead, Jenny Brown (Dale) of Taylor Mill; daughter-in-law, Jana McIntosh Moore of Morehead; grandchildren, Ashley Moore, Brandon Moore, James Tyler Moore, Jenny Rae Moore, and Jessica Moore; and great grandchildren, Anna Moore, Abby Kissick, and Josie Reed.

Other survivors include her siblings, Ronald Tucker of Lexington, Dan Tucker of Southport, North Carolina, and Stephanie Stamper of Nicholasville; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Annabella was well known in the region for her service to others through her profession as a critical care registered nurse (CCRN) and her leadership in community activities.
She graduated from University Breckinridge in 1959 and continued to support her alma mater by serving on various committees. She especially enjoyed the all-Breck reunions.

As a strong and determined young mother with four children, Annabella enrolled in the Nursing Program at Morehead State University and was a member of the first graduation class for registered nurses at MSU. Upon graduation in 1972, she worked diligently for St. Claire Medical Center for more than 35 years. Much of her time was spent in the ICU where her dedication to patient care was steadfast.

Annabella served her community in many ways, volunteering for Morehead-Rowan County Rescue Squad, actively involved in "From the Heart" to raise funds for Automated External Defibrillators to distribute throughout the area and supporting and loving the Rowan County Vikings.

Annie's love for her family, work family, and community was unwavering. She will always be remembered as loyal, loving, strong, caring and a mentor.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Stanley Click officiating. Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ronnie Moore, Roger Carter, Jack Carter, Jackie Holley, and Joe Carter. Honorary pallbearers: Brandon Moore and James Tyler Moore.

Visitation is after 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Annabella's memory may be made to a local Fire/EMS department.

View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com
Published on June 13, 2016
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