Mountain Eagle newspaper 12/?/1940
The death of Dr. J. Alex Moore occurred in a Birmingham
hospital early Tuesday morning following a brief illness. A native
of Chilton County, Dr. Moore spent a great many years in Jasper and
Walker County and from an educational standpoint he was truly one of
Walker County's greatest benefactors. As principal of the Walker
County High School from 1912 until 1922 and subsequently as county
superintendent of education for twelve years, he established high
schools and promoted the building of more and better schools
throughout the county. One of his outstanding achievements in Walker
was the founding of the Walker County Library at Jasper, one of the
finest libraries in the state, which is free to all the people of
Walker County. He worked on the project alone, secured funds here
and there, and fortunately, he lived to see this library one of the
finest in the state, with approximately 30,000 volumes of selected
Funeral services in charge of Rev. Foster Gamble, editor of the
Alabama Christian Advocate, assisted by Rev. T. L. McDonald, Rev.
John Miller Shores and Rev. Person, of Montevallo, were held at the
First Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and interment was in
Oak Hill Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings.
Active pall bearers were John M. Gray, C. L. Burton, J. L. Morris,
T. R. Simmons, R. O. Cranford, R. A. Cain, Murray Stovall and Schley
O'Rear. Honorary pall bearers were Dr. T. Bridges, Montevallo; F. W.
Rogan, Montevallo; Judge L. H. Reynolds, Clanton; James Nicol,
Carbon Hill; Dr. H. G. Dowling, Tuscaloosa; Dr. R. F. Tidwell,
University; G. S. Smith, Vernon; Frank Harvell, Talladega; Dr. Edgar
Givhan, Birmingham; Dr. A. B. Harrish, Birmingham; Dr. J. N. Mason,
Birmingham; Tom C. Garber, Birmingham and Walter Will Bankhead,
Jasper; members of the Jasper Rotary club; Brotherhood Class of
First Methodist Church. Walker County Library Board; Montevallo
Civic Club and stewards of Montevallo First Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Haley Moore; three brothers,
Sam C. Moore, Montevallo; Dr. Cliff Moore, Rome, Ga; and Dr. Cary
Moore, Talladega; four sisters, Mrs. Linda Sessions, Mrs. W. W.
Randall and Mrs. Joe W. Bailey, Birmingham and Miss Mary Moore,
Dr. Moore was a devout Christian gentleman, a member of the First
Methodist Church and a Mason. In 1924 the University of Alabama
bestowed upon him a degree of Doctor of Law. For nine years he was a
member of the faculty of Alabama College. He served as President of
Oklahoma State College before coming to Jasper in 1912. His wife was
Miss Elizabeth ‘Bessie' Haley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Haley